post·​pres·​i·​den·​tial | \ ˌpōst-ˌpre-zə-ˈden(t)-shəl How to pronounce postpresidential (audio) , -ˌprez-ˈden(t)- \

Definition of postpresidential

: relating to or occurring in the period following a presidency a postpresidential interview Clinton's life with the high-flying crowd and his postpresidential friendships with the rich, powerful and famous have drawn disapproval from some quarters, including former advisers who see it as unseemly.— Peter Baker

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Recent Examples on the Web Since leaving office, Mr. Obama has occasionally emerged from his postpresidential private life to speak out against GOP efforts to dismantle his legacy. Janet Hook, WSJ, "Obama to Venture Back Onto Campaign Trail for Virginia Governor Hopeful Northam," 11 Oct. 2017 That new group was set up to strengthen Democrats’ hand in upcoming redistricting fights after the 2020 census, a project that Mr. Obama has said would be central to his postpresidential political mission. Janet Hook, WSJ, "Obama to Venture Back Onto Campaign Trail for Virginia Governor Hopeful Northam," 11 Oct. 2017 After the election of Herbert Hoover in 1928, the S.&P. 500 ran up 9.2 percent by the end of November, the biggest, fastest postpresidential election gain ever. James B. Stewart, New York Times, "The Market and the ‘Trump Effect’: What Do the Tea Leaves Say?," 15 Dec. 2016

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First Known Use of postpresidential

1874, in the meaning defined above

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“Postpresidential.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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