from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Referring to a second son; referring to a person born after a particular event. See the noun.
  • n. In law: The second son.
  • n. One born after a particular event: as, one born in the United States after the Declaration of Independence (1776) is a postnatus; a postnatus in Scotland is one born in that country after the accession (1603) of James VI. to the English throne as James I. Compare antenati.


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