One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Taking effect after death.
- ‘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’).
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