from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun One who provides explanatory glosses, especially a scholar or scribe who writes notes in the margins of or between the lines of a text.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The writer of a gloss; a glossarist; a scholiast.
- noun Specifically, one of a class of jurists in the middle ages who wrote short notes or glosses on the Corpus Juris Civilis.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun rare A writer of glosses or comments; a commentator.
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- noun historical A
legal scholarof the Middle Ages, specifically one who authored commentaries or glosseson legal texts (often the Corpus Juris of Justinian).
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
He is best known as a glossator of the legatine "Constitutions" of Cardinals
His views are further complicated by R. Moses ben Israel Isserles (Rema, 1525 or 1530 – 1572), the glossator of the Shulhan Arukh.
As a medieval glossator said (to D. 22.214.171.124): “Once wicked, the accused (in the same kind of crime) is thereafter presumed to be wicked (malus).”
Finally, Dr. Payne disposes effectually of the authenticity of the entire story by calling attention to the fact that the chapter referred to in the Compendium is marked plainly "_Additio_," without indicating whether this addition is from the pen of Gilbert or some later glossator.
A glossator has added in LA the marginal note "Priests formerly wore cowls."
The glossator, Aldred, states that the ornamentation was the work of
A gloss translates the Latin text word by word, in the order of that text; so that the glossator can neither observe the natural English order nor in all cases preserve the English grammar; a fact which somewhat lessens its value, and must always be allowed for.
Bogislaf XIV., who as a truth-loving, amicable, and pious glossator, has annotated so many places in our text, found this
We learn the history of its production from a very long note at the end of the manuscript, written by the hand of the glossator. [
"The last", Dr. Maitland continues, "is no private opinion of a glossator, it is a principle to which archbishops, bishops and clergy of the province of