Tractate Tract"ate, n. [L. tractatus a touching, handling, treatise. See Tractable, and {Tract} a treatise, {Treaty}.] A treatise; a tract; an essay. [1913 Webster]

Agreeing in substance with Augustin's, from whose fourteenth Tractate on St. John the words are translated. --Hare. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • tractate — index pandect (treatise) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • tractate — [trak′tāt΄] n. [LL tractatus, discussion, treatise < pp. of L tractare: see TRACTABLE] a treatise or dissertation …   English World dictionary

  • tractate — noun Etymology: Latin tractatus, from tractare to draw out, handle, treat more at treat Date: 15th century treatise, dissertation …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tractate — /trak tayt/, n. a treatise; essay. [1425 75; late ME < ML tractatus, L: handling, treatment, equiv. to tracta(re) to handle, treat (freq. of trahere to draw) + tus suffix of v. action] * * * …   Universalium

  • tractate — noun a treatise See Also: tract, treatise …   Wiktionary

  • tractate — n. treatise, tract …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tractate — [ trakteɪt] noun formal a treatise. Origin C15: from L. tractatus, from tractare to handle …   English new terms dictionary

  • tractate — trac·tate …   English syllables

  • tractate — trac•tate [[t]ˈtræk teɪt[/t]] n. 1) a treatise; essay 2) any of the books of the Talmud • Etymology: 1425–75; < ML tractātus, der. of Ltractā(re) to handle, treat (freq. of trahere to draw) …   From formal English to slang

  • tractate — /ˈtrækteɪt/ (say traktayt) noun a treatise; a tract. {late Middle English, from Latin tractātus handling, discussion, treatise} …   Australian English dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”