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classis is (abl. e; rarely ī), f

1 CAL-, a class, great division (of the people, formed, according to property, by Servius Tullius), L.: prima classis vocatur ... tum secunda classis, etc.—Fig.: quintae classis videri, i. e. of the lowest rank.—The citizens under arms, an army: Hortinae classes (i. e. copiae), V.A fleet: nomina in classem dare, L.: maximas aedificare classes: classis ornandae causā, L.: facere, Cs.: classe navigare, by ship: penatīs Classe veho mecum, V.: classibus valent, Ta.

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