Origin of posthumous
Examples from the Web for posthumous
Induction would be a fitting gesture, even now when the honor would be posthumous.The Greatest Rock Voice of All Time Belonged to Joe Cocker|Ted Gioia|December 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Last year, his widow and his brother pulled 150 of them for posthumous publication, with a plan to release eight to 10 per year.The Drunken Downfall of Evangelical America's Favorite Painter|Zac Bissonnette|June 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Last July in Moscow, Magnitsky was given a posthumous punishment for his effrontery by being put on trial for tax evasion.
He scored the posthumous Screen Actors Guild nomination, which I think could push him into the Oscars final five.2014 Oscar Predictions: Who Will and Who Should Be Nominated|Marlow Stern, Kevin Fallon|January 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Until this point, author images were generally reserved for religious pamphlets and posthumous poetry collections.A Picture Says It All Or Does It? Judging an Author by Their Photo|Jennifer Miller|December 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
With part E, dealing with the posthumous birth of the hero, the main narrative begins.Seven Mohave Myths|A. L. Kroeber
Dead wives, however jealous in their lifetime, seldom feel this posthumous torment so acutely.Other Tales and Sketches|Nathaniel Hawthorne
Saint-Simon might almost be regarded in the light of a posthumous court-spy of Louis the Fourteenth.Character|Samuel Smiles
This was the first of the posthumous works, published by the firm of Schott and Co., Paris, in 1851.Nicolo Paganini: His Life and Work|Stephen Samuel Stratton
William Sharp's explanation to myself—as I believe to others of his friends—was to the same tenor as this posthumous statement.Vanishing Roads and Other Essays|Richard Le Gallienne
British Dictionary definitions for posthumous
Word Origin for posthumous
Word Origin and History for posthumous
mid-15c., "born after the death of the originator" (author or father), from Late Latin posthumus, from Latin postumus "last, last-born," superlative of posterus "coming after, subsequent" (see posterior). Altered in Late Latin by association with Latin humare "to bury," suggesting death; the one born after the father's death obviously being the last. An Old English word for this was æfterboren, literally "after-born." Related: Posthumously.