Definition of classis in English:

classis

noun

  • 1In the Presbyterian system: an ecclesiastical court or assembly above the consistory and below the synod consisting of the elders or pastors from each parish or congregation within a given area. Formerly also occasionally: †a parochial court, a consistory (obsolete).

  • 2The district comprising the parishes or congregations under the jurisdiction of such a court.

  • 3Roman History= "class".

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Matthew Sutcliffe (d. 1629), dean of Exeter. From classical Latin classis class.

Pronunciation

classis

/ˈklasɪs/