tractate

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

Definition of tractate

First Known Use of tractate

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tractate

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

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