Definition of treatise in English:

Share this entry

treatise

Pronunciation: /ˈtriːtɪs/
/ˈtriːtɪz/

noun

A written work dealing formally and systematically with a subject: his treatise on Scottish political theory
More example sentences
  • They study magic and write treatises and quarrel, as scholars will, but none of them can cast a spell to save his life.
  • He developed his interest in mechanics, writing treatises on his inventions which he circulated in manuscript.
  • He wrote several intellectual treatises that are admired even today.
Synonyms
disquisition, essay, paper, work, piece of writing, exposition, discourse, dissertation, thesis, monograph, study, critique;
tract, pamphlet
rare tractate, institutes

Origin

Late Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French tretis, from Old French traitier (see treat).

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: trea|tise

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Related Words