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.
2. Published after the death of the author; as, posthumous
works; a posthumous edition.
3. Being or continuing after one's death; as, a posthumous
reputation. --Addison. --Sir T. Browne.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: occurring or coming into existence after a person's
death; "a posthumous award"; "a posthumous book"; "a
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,