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. [1913 Webster]

This letter . . . was published by him with a severe commentary. --Hallam. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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