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classis


classis


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Classis  \Clas"sis\,  n.;  pl  {Classes}.  [L.  See  {Class},  n.] 
  1.  A  class  or  order  sort;  kind  [Obs.] 
 
  His  opinion  of  that  classis  of  men.  --Clarendon. 
 
  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.