Classis
Classis Clas"sis, n.; pl. {Classes}. [L. See {Class}, n.] 1. A class or order; sort; kind. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

His opinion of that classis of men. --Clarendon. [1913 Webster]

2. (Eccl.) An ecclesiastical body or judicatory in certain churches, as the Reformed Dutch. It is intermediate between the consistory and the synod, and corresponds to the presbytery in the Presbyterian church. [1913 Webster]


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  • classis — /klas is/, n., pl. classes /klas eez/. (in certain Reformed churches) 1. the organization of pastors and elders that governs a group of local churches; a presbytery. 2. the group of churches governed by such an organization. [1585 95; < L: class] …   Universalium

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