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Meaning of posthumous

post•hu•mous

Pronunciation: (pos'chu-mus, -choo-), [key]
— adj.
  1. arising, occurring, or continuing after one's death: a posthumous award for bravery.
  2. published after the death of the author: a posthumous novel.
  3. born after the death of the father.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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