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[pohst-oh-bit, -ob-it] /poʊstˈoʊ bɪt, -ˈɒb ɪt/
effective after a particular person's death.
Origin of post-obit
First recorded in 1745-55, post-obit is from the Latin word post obitum after death Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Historical Examples
  • And I must try and swallow that bitter pill of the post-obit.

    My Novel, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • That's what they call giving a post-obit; and a bad thing it is, as Pierce found.

  • Rule I—Teaches to work an expected legacy or an estate in reversion, or a right of entail, with a "post-obit bond," cent.

    Comic Arithmetic Anonymous
  • I wonder how long an interval there was between the two; it would be a pretty calculation for a post-obit.

    The Perpetual Curate Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
British Dictionary definitions for post-obit


/pəʊstˈəʊbɪt; -ˈɒbɪt/
Also called post-obit bond. a bond given by a borrower, payable after the death of a specified person, esp one given to a moneylender by an expectant heir promising to repay when his interest falls into possession
taking effect after death
Word Origin
C18: from Latin post obitum after death
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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