classis

noun
clas·sis | \ˈkla-sis \
plural classes\ˈkla-ˌsēz \

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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Phrases Related to classis

the chattering classes

the working classes

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