Definition of postil in English:

postil

Line breaks: pos¦til
Pronunciation: /ˈpɒstɪl
 
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noun

archaic
1A marginal note or comment, especially on a biblical text.
1.1A homily or book of homilies.
More example sentences
  • He offers two answers, and a postil. ‘I did not come into Communism as a young Briton in England, but as a Central European in the collapsing Weimar Republic.

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French postille, from medieval Latin postilla, perhaps from Latin post illa (verba) 'after those words', written as a direction to a scribe.

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