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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Commentary  \Com"men*ta*ry\,  n.;  pl  {Commentaries}.  [L. 
  commentarius,  commentarium  note  book,  commentary:  cf  F. 
  commentaire  See  {Comment},  v.  i.] 
  1.  A  series  of  comments  or  annotations;  esp.,  a  book  of 
  explanations  or  expositions  on  the  whole  or  a  part  of  the 
  Scriptures  or  of  some  other  work 
 
  This  letter  .  .  .  was  published  by  him  with  a  severe 
  commentary.  --Hallam. 
 
  2.  A  brief  account  of  transactions  or  events  written  hastily, 
  as  if  for  a  memorandum;  --  usually  in  the  plural;  as 
  Caesar's  Commentaries  on  the  Gallic  War. 




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