treatise

noun trea·tise \ ˈtrē-təs also -təz \
Updated on: 12 May 2018

Definition of treatise

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 obsolete : account, tale

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Origin and Etymology of treatise

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

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Definition of treatise for English Language Learners

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



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