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posthumous

post·hu·mous

posthumous

 
pronunciation:
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: beginning, occurring, or continuing after one's death.
The police officer who was shot in the raid was paid a posthumous tribute by his fellow officers.
definition 2: published following the author's death.
a posthumous autobiography
definition 3: born after the father's death.
a posthumous daughter
derivation: posthumously (adv.)
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