Commentarial



[kom-uh n-ter-ee] /ˈkɒm ənˌtɛr i/

noun, plural commentaries.
1.
a series of , explanations, or annotations:
a commentary on the Bible; news followed by a commentary.
2.
an explanatory essay or treatise:
a commentary on a play; Blackstone’s commentaries on law.
3.
anything serving to illustrate a point, prompt a realization, or exemplify, especially in the case of something unfortunate:
The dropout rate is a sad commentary on our school system.
4.
Usually, commentaries. records of facts or events:
Commentaries written by Roman lawyers give us information on how their courts functioned.
/ˈkɒməntərɪ; -trɪ/
noun (pl) -taries
1.
an explanatory series of notes or comments
2.
a spoken accompaniment to a broadcast, film, etc, esp of a sporting event
3.
an explanatory essay or treatise on a text
4.
(usually pl) a personal record of events or facts: the commentaries of Caesar
n.

1530s, from Middle French commentaire, or directly from Latin commentarius “notebook, annotation; diary, memoir,” noun use of adjective, “relating to comments,” from commentum (see comment (n.)). Perhaps the Latin noun is short for volumen commentarium. Originally in English as an adjective (early 15c.).

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