Definition of 'posthumous'
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This is not the first posthumous volume to appear. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)The posthumous publication of his diaries is awaited with trepidation by some and eager anticipation by those who knew him best. Times, Sunday Times (2012)In his will, he prohibited the posthumous publication of anything he might have missed. The Passion of Michel Foucault (1993)This second note again leaves the door open for more posthumous publication, and indeed a whole series of other books followed. The Times Literary Supplement (2008)The work remains, thankfully, and his posthumous reputation slowly builds. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The Prince of Wales could not keep his daily thoughts in some locked vault for posthumous publication. Times, Sunday Times (2006)He also kept returning to posthumous publication as a way of allowing himself full frankness (and rancour). The Times Literary Supplement (2010)This may explain why, much faster than usual, there have been a number of posthumous publications in little more than two years. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)
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Used Occasionally. posthumous is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'posthumous'
British English: posthumous ADJECTIVE
Posthumous is used to describe something that happens after a person's death but relates to something they did before they died.
...the posthumous publication of his first novel.
Definition of posthumous from the Collins English Dictionary
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