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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (1)

1. occurring or coming into existence after a person's death;
- Example: "a posthumous award"
- Example: "a posthumous book"
- Example: "a posthumous daughter"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. [1913 Webster] 2. Published after the death of the author; as, posthumous works; a posthumous edition. [1913 Webster] 3. Being or continuing after one's death; as, a posthumous reputation. --Addison. --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

posthumous adj 1: occurring or coming into existence after a person's death; "a posthumous award"; "a posthumous book"; "a posthumous daughter"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

22 Moby Thesaurus words for "posthumous": after the Fall, after the flood, after the war, after-dinner, afterdeath, delayed, late, post-obit, postbellum, postcenal, postcibal, postdiluvial, postdiluvian, postlapsarian, postmortal, postmortem, postmortuary, postmundane, postobituary, postprandial, postwar, retarded