afterborn

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English *afterboren, *efterboren, *æfterboren, from Old English æfterboren (afterborn, posthumous, born after the father’s death), equivalent to after- +‎ born. Cognate with Scots efterborn.

Adjective[edit]

afterborn (not comparable)

  1. Born after the father's death; posthumous.
  2. Of later birth; younger.
    an afterborn daughter
  3. (law) Born after the will of a parent has been made.