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Pronunciation : Pos"til
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [F. postille, apostille, LL. postilla, probably from L. post illa (sc. verba) after those (words). Cf. Apostil.]
Definition : 1. Originally, an explanatory note in the margin of the Bible, so called because written after the text; hence, a marginal note; a comment. Langton also made postils upon the whole Bible. Foxe.

2. (R. C. Ch. & Luth. Ch.)

Defn: A short homily or commentary on a passage of Scripture; as, the first postils were composed by order of Charlemagne.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Pos"til
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [Cf. LL. postillare.]
Definition : Defn: To write marginal or explanatory notes on; to gloss. Bacon.

Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Pos"til
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : Defn: To write postils, or marginal notes; to comment; to postillate. Postiling and allegorizing on Scripture. J. H. Newman.

i. [imp. & p. p. Postiled (Postilled; p. pr. & vb. n. Postiling or Postilling.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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