classis

classis

[klas-is]
noun, plural classes [klas-eez] (in certain Reformed churches)
1.
the organization of pastors and elders that governs a group of local churches; a presbytery.
2.
the group of churches governed by such an organization.

Origin:
1585–95; < Latin: class

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classis (ˈklæsɪs)
 
n , pl classes
1.  a governing body of elders or pastors
2.  the district or group of local churches directed by such a body
 
[C16: from Latin; see class]

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