Definition of post-bellum in English:

post-bellum

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Pronunciation: /ˈbɛləm
 
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adjective

  • Occurring or existing after a war, in particular the American Civil War: that post-bellum decade supposedly free black slaves in the post-bellum southern states
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    • The post-bellum waves of immigration indicated to observant Americans that the Two Nations were no longer an old-world phenomenon, but a fact of American urban life.
    • As an African American diarist in antebellum and post-bellum America, she was a privileged individual by birth and endowment.
    • That alone should give anyone of either party pause before tacitly endorsing an attack on the post-bellum Reconstruction policies of the Republican party.

Origin

late 19th century: from Latin post 'after' + bellum 'war'.

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