- a commentary or marginal note, as in a Bible
- a homily or collection of homilies
verb -tils, -tiling, -tiled, -tils, -tilling or -tilled
- obsolete to annotate (a biblical passage)
C15 (postille): from Old French postille from Medieval Latin postilla, perhaps from post illa (verba textus), after these words in the text, often the opening phrase of such an annotation
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The postil will be on the turning of Lot's wife into a pillar of salt.
The postil will be on the turning of Lots wife into a pillar of salt.