postil

verb -tils, -tiling, -tiled, -tils, -tilling or -tilled
  1. obsolete to annotate (a biblical passage)

Word Origin for postil

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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Examples from the Web for postil

Historical Examples of postil

  • The postil will be on the turning of Lot's wife into a pillar of salt.

    The Town

    Leigh Hunt

  • The postil will be on the turning of Lots wife into a pillar of salt.

    Haunted London

    Walter Thornbury