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.
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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.
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A treatise implies more form and method than an essay, but may fall short of the fullness and completeness of a systematic exposition.
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2. Story; discourse. [R.] Shak.
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