post mortem

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The term post mortem (Latin for "after death") is used in medicine or criminology . If something happens to the dead body after the death of a person or animal, it is post mortem . The act was then performed postmortem . The opposite of post mortem is ante mortem or (in medicine) intra vitam , i.e. a change or action during one's lifetime.

In literature, the term occurs alongside the more frequently used posthumous (posthumous) for works that are only published after the death of their author. In addition, chess players also refer to the analysis of a game that has just ended as "post mortem".

A will is a declaration of will post mortem , that is, it becomes valid “after death”.

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