Origin of post-obitcontr. from Classical Latin post obitum, after death from post, after + obitus, death: see post- and obit
- (law) A bond in which the obligor, in consideration of having received a certain sum of money, binds himself to pay a larger sum, on unusual interest, on the death of some specified individual from whom he has expectations.
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