Treatise meaning

trē'tĭs
The definition of a treatise is a formal, written article or book that deals with the facts, evidence and conclusions on a specific subject.

An example of a treatise is a formal written analysis of the causes of a war.

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A formal, systematic article or book on some subject, esp. one in which the conclusions are based on a detailed consideration of factual evidence or governing principles.
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A systematic, usually extensive written discourse on a subject.
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A narrative; tale.
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Origin of treatise

  • Middle English treatis from Anglo-Norman tretiz alteration of treteiz from Vulgar Latin tractātīcius from Latin tractātus past participle of tractāre to drag about, deal with treat
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition