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 for Classicals orders
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Classic \Clas"sic\ (kl[a^]s"s[i^]k), Classical \Clas"sic*al\, a.
     [L. classicus relating to the classes of the Roman people,
     and especially to the frist class; hence, of the first rank,
     superior, from classis class: cf. F. classique. See Class,
     n.]
     1. Of or relating to the first class or rank, especially in
        literature or art.
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              Give, as thy last memorial to the age,
              One classic drama, and reform the stage. --Byron.
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              Mr. Greaves may justly be reckoned a classical
              author on this subject [Roman weights and coins].
                                                    --Arbuthnot.
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     2. Of or pertaining to the ancient Greeks and Romans, esp. to
        Greek or Roman authors of the highest rank, or of the
        period when their best literature was produced; of or
        pertaining to places inhabited by the ancient Greeks and
        Romans, or rendered famous by their deeds.
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              Though throned midst Latium's classic plains. --Mrs.
                                                    Hemans.
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              The epithet classical, as applied to ancient
              authors, is determined less by the purity of their
              style than by the period at which they wrote.
                                                    --Brande & C.
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              He [Atterbury] directed the classical studies of the
              undergraduates of his college.        --Macaulay.
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     3. Conforming to the best authority in literature and art;
        chaste; pure; refined; as, a classical style.
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              Classical, provincial, and national synods.
                                                    --Macaulay.
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     Classicals orders. (Arch.) See under Order.
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