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The Romans formed their Latin adjective praeposterus from prae, meaning "before," and posterus, meaning "following." They at first used it to mean "having that first which ought to be last," like having a cart ahead of the horse that is pulling it.
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-MOST suffix), as superlative corresponding to posterus later, next.
Posterus is the follower or the descendant, the one who is going to come, or even the future itself, posthumous, the superlative here meaning the last follower of all, and above all the one who, being born after the death of the father, child, or grandchild, posterity, bears the testamentary future and the fidelity of the inheritance.
Contemporary practitioners of the profession of arms should neither hold the British in contempt nor hypocritically criticize their strategic failure in America; rather we should learn from it--ex preteritus nostrum posterus. (92)
Paradoxically, the keys to America's future success may not need to be reinvented but just relearned--ex preteritus nostrum posterus.