Posthumous

Post"hu*mous

(?; 277), a. [L. posthumus, postumus, properly, last; hence, late born (applied to children born after the father's death, or after he had made his will), superl. of posterus, posterior. See Posterior.] 1. Born after the death of the father, or taken from the dead body of the mother; as, a posthumous son or daughter.
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2. Published after the death of the author; as, posthumous works; a posthumous edition.
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3. Being or continuing after one's death; as, a posthumous reputation. Addison. Sir T. Browne.
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