classis (plural classes)
- (obsolete) A class or order; sort; kind.
- His opinion of that classis of men.
- (obsolete, religion) An ecclesiastical body or judicatory in certain churches, such as the Reformed Dutch. It is intermediate between the consistory and the synod, and corresponds to the presbytery in the Presbyterian church.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
classis f (genitive classis); third declension
- any one of the five divisions into which Servius Tullius divided the Roman citizenry
- the armed forces
- a group or class
Third declension i-stem, alternative ablative singular in -ī.