classification society


Definition of classification society

: a society for the promulgation of rules for the constuction of vessels, the supervision of such construction, the classification of vessels according to merit, and the publication of a register listing them and classifying their essential features

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1873, in the meaning defined above

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“Classification society.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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