Pos"til (?), n. [F. postille, apostille, LL. postilla, probably from L. post illa (sc. verba) after those (words). Cf. Apostil.]


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.

A short homily or commentary on a passage of Scripture; as, the first postils were composed by order of Charlemagne.


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Pos"til, v. t. [Cf. LL. postillare.]

To write marginal or explanatory notes on; to gloss.



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Pos"til, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Postiled () or Postilled; p. pr. & vb. n. Postiling or Postilling.]

To write postils, or marginal notes; to comment; to postillate.

Postiling and allegorizing on Scripture. J. H. Newman.


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