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  2  definitions  found 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  commentary 
  n  :  a  written  explanation  or  criticism  or  illustration  that  is 
  added  to  a  book  or  other  textual  material;  "he  wrote  an 
  extended  comment  on  the  proposal"  [syn:  {comment}] 




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