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: the act or method of distributing into a class or category according to characteristics
: a class or category determined by characteristics see also suspect classification
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.