transitive verb

obsolete : postpone sense 2a,b
: to place (as a particle) after a grammatically related word
the articles … are postposed in Scandinavian and RumanianM. H. Swadesh

Word History


Middle French postposer, modification (influenced by poser to put, place) of Latin postponere (perfect stem postpos-)

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“Postpose.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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