American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A systematic, usually extensive written discourse on a subject.
- n. Obsolete A tale or narrative.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Discourse; talk; tale.
- n. A written composition in which the principles of a particular subject are discussed or explained. A treatise is of an indefinite length; but the word ordinarily implies more form and method than an essay, and less fullness or copiousness than a system: yet the phrase systematic treatise is a very common designation of some classes of scientific writings.
- n. A treaty.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A written composition on a particular subject, in which its principles are discussed or explained; a tract.
- n. rare Story; discourse.
- n. a formal exposition
- 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; see treat. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Ruskin, having formed the pleasant little original design of abolishing the difference between Popery and Protestantism, through the persuasive influence of his own special eloquence, set forth his views upon the matter in a book which he termed a treatise "on the construction of sheepfolds.”
“Watin's treatise is included s.v. Peinture, 6: 239 – 57 (plus plates?).”
“Whatever he should be called, de Massoul's treatise is now a regularly-cited source for information about eighteenth-century painters 'practice.”
“Their treatise is one of the most detailed of the half dozen or so in my possession and the one which mentions numbers of nineteenth century ganaderos whose names are still fairly common currency today.”
“Zimmermann, _Die europaischen Kolonien_, the main German treatise, in 5 vols. (1896-1903), dealing with Spain and Portugal (Vol. I), Great”
“Although he calls the treatise in which he addresses himself to this endeavour St. Paul and Protestantism, therein following Renan's phraseology, in the treatise itself he speaks rather of St. Paul and Puritanism; and this he does because here in England Puritanism is the strong and special representation of Protestantism.”
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“The only article which can be called a treatise is the Astronomer Royal's "Gravitation," founded on the method of”
“This is not a treatise, in other words, but a sketchbook that moves from the personal to the philosophical, evoking Koestenbaum's own humiliations the book ends with a long list of them as well as those of the wider world.”
“I was so far from having any obligation to the crown, that, on the contrary, Her Majesty issued a proclamation, offering three hundred pounds to any person who would discover the author of a certain short treatise,  which the Queen well knew to have been written by me.”
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