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ante bellum, antebellum
Before the war.
Specifically, in the United States, before the "Civil War" or before "The War between the States".
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antebellum (an" tee BEL uhm) (adjective) (no comparative)
A reference to a period just before a war; especially, the American Civil War or the War between the States: So significant was the American Civil War, that the Latin nomenclature of antebellum has been used to characterize the period before the U.S. Civil War, while "postbellum" refers to the time after the Civil War years.