Definition of pre-mortem in US English:

pre-mortem

(also premortem)

adjective

  • Taking place or performed before death. Opposed to post-mortem.

noun

  • A discussion or analysis of a presumed or future demise or death. Chiefly figurative.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Advance. From pre- + classical Latin mortem, accusative of mors death, after post-mortem.

Pronunciation

pre-mortem

/ˌpriːˈmɔːtəm/