posthumous(redirected from posthumousness)
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Etymology: L, post, after, humare, to bury
after a person's death.
Denotes occurring after a person's death.
[L. postumus, last, corrupted by attraction to humus, earth, burial]
posthumous(pŏs′tū-mŭs) [L. postumus, last]
1. Occurring after death.
2. Born after the death of the father.
3. Said of a child taken by cesarean section after the death of the mother.