trac·​tate ˈtrak-ˌtāt How to pronounce tractate (audio)

Examples of tractate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For cognoscenti, this is page 59b of tractate Bava Metzia. National Geographic, 15 Oct. 2019 The play’s plot comes from the Talmud tractate Gittin, which primarily deals with laws related to divorce. Josefin Dolsten,, 5 Sep. 2019

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Word History


Latin tractatus, from tractare to draw out, handle, treat — more at treat entry 1

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tractate was in the 15th century

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“Tractate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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