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
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