[ pos-chuh-muhs ]
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Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
early 17th century; Latin from Latin postumus ‘last’ (superlative from post ‘after’), in late Latin spelled posth- by association with humus ‘ground’
  • post-mortem
  • post-obit
  • post-obituary
  • unavailable
arising, occurring, or continuing after one’s death
A) His grieving wife had a posthumous portrait made of him and hung it up in their living room. B) Alexander Hamilton’s most well-known posthumous biography was written by Ron Chernow.
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