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POSTHUMOUS, that which appears or is produced after the author or creator, and thus applied to a literary work or work of art published or produced after its author's death, or especially to a child born after the death of its father. The Latin postumus, latest, last, from which the word is derived, is formed from post, after, but it was in Late Latin connected with humare, to place in the ground (humus), to bury.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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