apostil

or a·pos·tille

[uh-pos-til]

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
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apostil

noun
  1. 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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Word Origin and History for apostille
n.

"note, especially on text of the Bible," also apostil, 1520s, from French apostille (15c.), probably from Medieval Latin postilla, which probably represents Latin post illa, literally "after those."

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