Part of speech: noun

An elaborate literary composition on a special subject.

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Usage examples "treatise":

  1. If a man tells you he wants to write a book, nine times out of ten he means a treatise or argument on some subject that interests him. - "The Woman Who Did", Grant Allen.
  2. It is a sort of start upon my Treatise on the Art of Literature: a small, arid book that shall some day appear. - "The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 24 (of 25)", Robert Louis Stevenson Other: Andrew Lang.
  3. His master had spoken to him of a certain treatise of Aristotle which he would soon be called upon to study. - "Life of Saint Monica", F. A. (Frances Alice) Forbes.