[ uh-pos-til ]
/ əˈpɒs tɪl /
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a marginal annotation or note.
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Origin of apostil
1520–30; <Middle French apostille, noun derivative of apostiller to add marginal notes, derivative, with a-a-5, of Medieval Latin postilla marginal note, perhaps from the phrase post illa (verba) after these (words), with illa construed as the Latin diminutive suffix
Words nearby apostil
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British Dictionary definitions for apostil
/ (əˈpɒstɪl) /
a marginal note
Word Origin for apostil
C16: from French apostille, from Old French apostiller to make marginal notes, from Medieval Latin postilla, probably from Latin post illa (verba) after those (words)
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