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English definition of “tract”

tract

noun [C] (WRITING)    /trækt/
a short piece of writing, especially on a religious or political subject, that is intended to influence other people's opinions: a moral/religious/socialist tract Have you read John Milton's tracts on divorce?Papers and compositions
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