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Date: 1600-1700
Language: Late Latin
Origin: posthumus, from Latin postumus 'late-born', from posterus; POSTERIOR1

posthumous

adjective
     
post‧hu‧mous
happening, printed etc after someone's death:
a posthumous collection of his articles
posthumously adverb:
He was posthumously awarded the Military Cross.

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