Definition of postliminy in English:

postliminy

noun

Law
  • Roman Law. The right of a banished person or captive to resume civic privileges and former rights on return from exile (historical in later use). Hence International Law: the restoration to their former status of persons and things taken in war.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Edward Phillips (b. 1630), writer and biographer. From classical Latin postliminium postliminium; compare -y.

Pronunciation

postliminy

/ˌpəʊs(t)ˈlɪmɪni/