- arising, occurring, or continuing after one's death: a posthumous award for bravery.
- published after the death of the author: a posthumous novel.
- born after the death of the father.
Origin of posthumous
Examples from the Web for posthumously
The opposite phenomenon also occurs: neglected writers who ascend to prominence only posthumously.The Birth of the Novel
November 27, 2014
And the fact that Turing was only posthumously pardoned by the Queen late last year is pretty insane.Benedict Cumberbatch on 'The Imitation Game,' Homophobia, and How to Combat ISIS
September 8, 2014
Posthumously, he's taken on a side gig as a zombie hunter, as well as a gay icon.Fifty Shades of Presidential FanFiction
August 2, 2014
But the former prime minister, who was laid to rest Wednesday, has now posthumously affected sales for her favorite purse brand.Margaret Thatcher’s Favorite Handbags Selling Like Hot Cakes
Misty White Sidell
April 17, 2013
Of all the last unpublished works of Roberto Bolaño posthumously released, we think this really is the last one.This Week’s Hot Reads: Nov. 12, 2012
Jimmy So, Lucy Scholes
November 12, 2012
Poor song-writers, nevertheless, he posthumously befriended.In the Heart of Vosges
The Pensées of Blaise Pascal had been published, posthumously, in 1670.Journal of Jasper Danckaerts, 1679-1680
These Dialogues were posthumously published in obedience to their author's will.The Philosophy of Natural Theology
Dease was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross, as also was Pte.The First Seven Divisions
Ernest W. Hamilton
So, posthumously, he began to wear for Henry a faint halo of humanity.Young Lives
Richard Le Gallienne
- happening or continuing after one's death
- (of a book, etc) published after the author's death
- (of a child) born after the father's death
Word Origin and History for posthumously
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.