post factum

[pohst fak-tuh m]

adjective, adverb

after the fact; ex post facto: She will announce her decision and then give us a post factum statement of the reasons for it.

Nearby words

  1. post,
  2. post captain,
  3. post chaise,
  4. post entry,
  5. post exchange,
  6. post hoc,
  7. post hoc, ergo propter hoc,
  8. post horn,
  9. post horse,
  10. post house

Origin of post factum

1685–95; < Latin: after (the) deed

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Word Origin and History for post factum

post factum

Latin, literally "after the fact."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper