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: 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
: account, tale
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14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1
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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: a book, article, etc., that discusses a subject carefully and thoroughly
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