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

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Recent Examples on the Web For cognoscenti, this is page 59b of tractate Bava Metzia. National Geographic, "Episode 1: Digging up Disaster," 15 Oct. 2019 The play’s plot comes from the Talmud tractate Gittin, which primarily deals with laws related to divorce. Josefin Dolsten,, "There’s a lot you can learn about the Talmud from kung fu movies, according to a new play," 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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The first known use of tractate was in the 15th century

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“Tractate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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