treatises

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Treatise \Trea"tise\, noun [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.

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.

Note: A treatise implies more form and method than an essay, but may fall short of the fullness and completeness of a systematic exposition.

2. Story; discourse. [R.] --Shak.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

treatise

noun

1: a formal exposition


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