postbellum

adjective
post·​bel·​lum | \ ˌpōs(t)-ˈbe-ləm How to pronounce postbellum (audio) \

Definition of postbellum

: of, relating to, or characteristic of the period following a war and especially following the American Civil War

First Known Use of postbellum

1874, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for postbellum

Latin post bellum after the war

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The first known use of postbellum was in 1874

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