[ pohst-bel-uhm ]
/ poʊstˈbɛl əm /
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occurring after a war, especially after the American Civil War: postbellum reforms.
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Origin of postbellum
First recorded in 1870–75, postbellum is from Latin post bellum “after the war”
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How to use postbellum in a sentence
It had not been so in those early post-bellum years, when Oliver Morton of the iron mace still hobbled on crutches.A Hoosier Chronicle|Meredith Nicholson
The duty of carrying out the post-bellum measures had devolved upon the new cabinet.Japan|Various
After all that has been said and done, on a post bellum examination, what is it?Charles Sumner; his complete works, volume 5 (of 20)|Charles Sumner
Marius post bellum Numidicum iterum consul creatus bellumque ei contra Cimbros et Teutones decretum est.
Marius post bellum Numidicum iterum cnsul cretus bellumque e contr Cimbrs3 et Teutons dcrtum est.
British Dictionary definitions for postbellum
/ (ˈpəʊstˈbɛləm) /
(prenominal) of or during the period after a war, esp the American Civil War
Word Origin for post-bellum
C19: Latin post after + bellum war
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