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Meaning of TREATISE

Pronunciation:  'treetis

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a formal exposition

TREATISE is a 8 letter word that starts with T.


 See Also: dissertation, monograph, pamphlet, piece of writing, thesis, tract, writing, written material



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Trea"tise\, n. [OE. tretis, OF. treitis, traitis, well
made. See {Treat}.]
1. A written composition on a particular subject, in which
   its principles are discussed or explained; a tract.

         He published a treatise in which he maintained that
         a marriage between a member of the Church of England
         and a dissenter was a nullity.        --Macaulay.

Note: A treatise implies more form and method than an essay,
      but may fall short of the fullness and completeness of
      a systematic exposition.

2. Story; discourse. [R.] --Shak.

Legal Dictionary
 Definition: A formal and systematic book or writing containing a narrative statement on a field of law.