Definition of post-obit in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˈəʊbɪt/ /ˈɒbɪt/


Taking effect after death.
Example sentences
  • He revealed he was the purchaser but was only prepared to re-sell the legacy if Crewe made a post-obit bond to pay him £1,800 after the death of Crewe's father.


Mid 18th century: from Latin post obitum, from post 'after' + obitus 'decease' (from obire 'to die').

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.