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A treatise; an essay.

[Latin tractātus; see tract2.]


1. (Journalism & Publishing) a short tract; treatise
2. (Judaism) Judaism one of the volumes of the Talmud
[C15: from Latin tractātus, from tractāre to handle; see tractable]


(ˈtræk teɪt)

1. a treatise; essay.
2. any of the books of the Talmud.
[1425–75; < Medieval Latin tractātus, derivative of Latintractā(re) to handle, treat (frequentative of trahere to draw)]
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He spoke very handsomely of my late tractate on the Egyptian Mysteries,--using, in fact, terms which it would not become me to repeat." In uttering the last clause, Mr.
Like most of the tractates in Seder Kodashim, the division of the Talmud that deals with "sacred things," Temura is primarily about animal sacrificein particular, the rules governing the substitution of one consecrated animal for another.
Printing the Talmud: Complete Editions, Tractates, and Other Works and the Associated Presses from the Mid-17th Century Through the 18th Century
The work is divided into two parts, styled Tractates A and B.
Schneerson, "Of Tears and Laughter" is deftly adapted from two siyumim delivered by the Rebbe (on the tractates Makkot and Yoma).
As stated, only few researchers have dealt with the tripartite structure in sugyot within the tractates of the Babylonian Talmud.
Beginning in 1989, Steinsaltz published several tractates in Hebrew and English of the Babylonian (Bavli) Talmud in an English-Hebrew edition.
Seeking evidence of continuity, or discontinuity, in how Augustine deals with the relation between divine grace and human freedom, Dupont's study investigates sermones preached during the period of the Pelagian controversy and Augustine's anti-pelagian tractates. The exploration considers the anthropological-ethical perspective of grace in Augustine, some differences in treatment of the topic, and their biblical, liturgical, rhetorical, and contextual framework.
Later in life, George began publishing books, his best-known being Tweddell's Yorkshire Miscellany, and en-courageand promoted many other local writers through his North of England Tractates.
Six tractates serve as the main body of the Traicte de la Cabale.
Instead of following the tractates in linear order, Coolman creatively focuses on a theme that undergirds all William's reflections, that of the spiritual senses.
In the 3rd century C.E., Rabbi Yehudah haNassi classified these teachings into the Mishnah, which consists of 63 tractates ("masechtos") that were organized into six orders ("sedarim").