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treatise

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noun trea·tise \ˈtrē-təs also -təz\

Simple Definition of treatise

  • : a book, article, etc., that discusses a subject carefully and thoroughly

Full Definition of treatise

  1. 1 :  a systematic exposition or argument in writing including a methodical discussion of the facts and principles involved and conclusions reached <a treatise on higher education>

  2. 2 obsolete :  account, tale

Origin of treatise

Middle English tretis, from Anglo-French tretiz, alteration of tretez, traitet, from Medieval Latin tractatus, from Latin tractare to treat, handle


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with treatise



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