Classis


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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.