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treatise


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Treatise  \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. 
  --Chaucer. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  treatise 
  n  :  a  formal  exposition 




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