[ pohst-bel-uhm ]
/ poʊstˈbɛl əm /
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”
Words nearby postbellum
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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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