Class

Definition - Noun
: a group of persons or things having characteristics in common: as
a  : a group of persons who have some common relationship to a person making a will and are designated to receive a gift under the will but whose identities will not be determined until sometime in the future
see also class gift at gift
b  : a group of securities (as stocks or bonds) having similar distinguishing features (as voting rights or priority of redemption)
c  : a group whose members are represented in a class action
d  : See also protected class
e  : a group of crimes forming a category distinguished by a common characteristic (as the use of violence or the requirement for a maximum penalty)<murder is a ~ A felony>



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