classification society

noun

: a society for the promulgation of rules for the construction 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

Word History

First Known Use

1873, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of classification society was in 1873

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“Classification society.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/classification%20society. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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