What does the word commentary mean?

Usage examples for commentary

  1. Sterne's twelfth sermon, on the Forgiveness of Injuries, is merely a diluted commentary on the conclusion of Hall's " Contemplation of Joseph." – Sterne by H.D. Traill
  2. The early teaching requires to be seasoned and hardened to withstand the influences which tend to dissolve faith and piety; by this seasoning faith must be enlightened, and piety become serene and grave, " sedate," as St. Francis of Sales would say with beautiful commentary. – The Education of Catholic Girls by Janet Erskine Stuart