A written work dealing formally and systematically with a subject: a comprehensive treatise on electricity and magnetism
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- 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.
late Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French tretis, from Old French traitier (see treat).