Definition of posthumous adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈpɒstjʊməs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːstʃəməs//
[usually before noun]
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happening, done, published, etc. after a person has died a posthumous award for bravery A posthumous collection of her work has just been published. Word Originearly 17th cent.: from Latin postumus ‘last’ (superlative from post ‘after’), in late Latin spelled posth- by association with humus ‘ground’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: posthumous