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Overview page. Subjects: Law.

(Latin, last, last-born; also suggests humare, to bury)

Published after the death of the author (of a document or work) or born after the death of the father (of a ...

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posthumous

Julia Cresswell.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 104 words.

[E17th]

In English posthumous means ‘happening after a person's death’. Latin postumus, on which it is based, meant ‘last’.

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Posthumous Love

Ramie Targoff.

May 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Book. Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800). 257 pages.

Posthumous Love explores the boundaries that Renaissance English poets drew between earthly and heavenly love. The idea that love would transcend mortality was central to the...

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Posthumous Motion

C. Scott Combs.

in Deathwatch

September 2014; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Film. 13597 words.

This chapter examines posthumous motion as a staple for the movie death scene. Posthumous motion may be defined as the use of the cutaway to another image—usually one that reframes the body...

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Posthumous Reputational Networks

Kenneth H. Craik.

in Reputation

October 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Psychology. 9472 words.

The theoretical framework advanced in this book generates not just one but three reputational networks for each person: the lifetime, transitional, and posthumous reputational networks....

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Doing Posthumous Harm

John Harris.

in The Metaphysics and Ethics of Death

November 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Metaphysics; Moral Philosophy. 4264 words.

This chapter argues that considerations for the welfare and interests of the dead and the philosophical attention given to them (and to posthumous harm) are self-indulgent nonsense at best,...

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posthumous

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

(Latin, last, last-born; also suggests humare, to bury)

Published after the death of the author (of a document or work) or born after the death of the father (of a ...

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posthumous

Edited by Audrey Blunden.

in Australian Law Dictionary

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law. 42 words.

Published after the death of the author (of a document or work) or born after the death of the father

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posthumous

Edited by Trischa Mann.

in Australian Law Dictionary

October 2017; p ublished online April 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law. 44 words.

Published after the death of the author (of a document or work) or born after the death of the father

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posthumous

Edited by Jeremy Butterfield.

in Fowler’s Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage

January 2016; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 13 words.

meaning ‘occurring after death’, is pronounced pos-tyuu-muhs, i.e. with the h silent.

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posthumous

Edited by Jeremy Butterfield.

in Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage

January 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 34 words.

/ˈpɒstjʊməs/, i.e. the h is silent as well as being etymologically intrusive. The English word is derived from Latin

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