Gray vs. grey? What's the difference?


[pohst-luh-min-ee-uh m] /ˌpoʊst ləˈmɪn i əm/
noun, plural postliminia
[pohst-luh-min-ee-uh] /ˌpoʊst ləˈmɪn i ə/ (Show IPA).
International Law.
Origin of postliminium
< Latin; see postliminy Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for postliminium


noun (pl) -inies, -inia (-ɪnɪə)
(international law) the right by which persons and property seized in war are restored to their former status on recovery
Word Origin
C19: (in this sense): from Latin postlīminium a return behind one's threshold, from līmen threshold
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for postliminium

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for postliminium

Scrabble Words With Friends