Definition of "tractate" [tract•ate]

  • A treatise; an essay. (noun)

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Use "tractate" in a sentence
  • "Tibble ensconced himself in the innermost corner with a "tractate," borrowed from his friend Lucas, and sent the apprentices to gaze their fill at the rapidly filling circles of seats."
  • "Each seder deals with a certain area (agriculture, marriage, the Temple); each seder is comprised of masechtos (plural of masechah, meaning "tractate"), and each masechah usually deals with a specific issue (marriage, slaves, property)."
  • ""tractate," borrowed from his friend Lucas, and sent the apprentices to gaze their fill at the rapidly filling circles of seats."