tractate

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

Definition of tractate

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, sun-sentinel.com, 5 Sep. 2019

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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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“Tractate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tractate. Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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