classis

noun
clas·​sis | \ ˈkla-sis How to pronounce classis (audio) \
plural classes\ ˈkla-​ˌsēz How to pronounce classes (audio) \

Definition of classis

1 : a governing body in some Reformed churches (as in the former Reformed Church in the U.S.) corresponding to a presbytery
2 : the district governed by a classis

First Known Use of classis

1590, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for classis

New Latin, from Latin, class

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