Definition for POST'HU-MOUS

POST'HU-MOUS, a. [L. post, after, and humus, earth; humatus, buried.]

  1. Born after the death of the father, or taken from the dead body of the mother; as, a posthumous son or daughter. – Blackstone.
  2. Published after the death of the author; as, posthumous works.
  3. Being after one's decease; as, a posthumous character. – Addison.

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