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\Pos"til\, n. [F. postille, apostille, LL. postilla, probably from L. post illa (sc. verba) after those (words). Cf. {Apostil}.] 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.) A short homily or commentary on a passage of Scripture; as, the first postils were composed by order of Charlemagne.
\Pos"til\, v. t. [Cf. LL. postillare.] To write marginal or explanatory notes on; to gloss. --Bacon.
\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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