- (prenominal) of or during the period after a war, esp the American Civil War
C19: Latin post after + bellum war
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The young or post-bellum Negro is steadily improving morally.
Washington's "Latané" had post-bellum reproduction, by the graver; becoming popular and widely-known, North and South.Four Years in Rebel Capitals
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Consequently the present city is a product of the post-bellum development of Georgia.
The duty of carrying out the post-bellum measures had devolved upon the new cabinet.Japan
The writer takes it that the young "Negro" and his father are to represent only the ante-bellum and the post-bellum Negro.
Word Origin and History for post-bellum
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