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Posthumous


POST'HUMOUS, adjective [Latin 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.

2. Published after the death of the author; as posthumous works.

3. Being after one's decease; as a posthumous character.