Origin of post-bellumClassical Latin post bellum, literally , after the war
The definition of post-bellum is something that happened after the American Civil War.
An example of post-bellum is the end of slavery in the United States.
occurring after the war, specif. after the American Civil War
- Of the period following a war.
- In the United States, of the period following the Civil War, especially used in reference to the South.