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Definition of Tract


  1. A written discourse or dissertation, generally of short extent; a short treatise, especially on practical religion.
  2. Something drawn out or extended; expanse.
  3. A region or quantity of land or water, of indefinite extent; an area; as, an unexplored tract of sea.
  4. Traits; features; lineaments.
  5. The footprint of a wild beast.
  6. Track; trace.
  7. Treatment; exposition.
  8. Continuity or extension of anything; as, the tract of speech.
  9. Continued or protracted duration; length; extent.
  10. Verses of Scripture sung at Mass, instead of the Alleluia, from Septuagesima Sunday till the Saturday befor Easter; -- so called because sung tractim, or without a break, by one voice, instead of by many as in the antiphons.
  11. To trace out; to track; also, to draw out; to protact.
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Tract Translations

tract in German is Teil, Gebiet
tract in Italian is territorio
tract in Latin is tractus