Definitions for posthumousˈpɒs tʃə məs, -tʃʊ-

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  1. posthumous(adj)

    occurring or coming into existence after a person's death

    "a posthumous award"; "a posthumous book"; "a posthumous daughter"

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  1. posthumous(Adjective)

    Born after the death of one's father.

    Posthumous orphans never even knew their fathers.

  2. posthumous(Adjective)

    Taking place after one's own death.

  3. posthumous(Adjective)

    In reference to a work, published after the author's death.

    His memoirs were his posthumous revenge on enemies he dared not take on alive.

  4. Origin: From posthumus, a variant spelling of postumus, superlative form of posterus ("coming after"), the "h" added by association with ("ground, earth") referring to burial.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Posthumous(adj)

    born after the death of the father, or taken from the dead body of the mother; as, a posthumous son or daughter

  2. Posthumous(adj)

    published after the death of the author; as, posthumous works; a posthumous edition

  3. Posthumous(adj)

    being or continuing after one's death; as, a posthumous reputation

  4. Origin: [L. posthumus, postumus, properly, last; hence, late born (applied to children born after the father's death, or after he had made his will), superl. of posterus, posterior. See Posterior.]


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