clas·si·fi·ca·tion n: the act or method of distributing into a class or category according to characteristics; also: a class or category determined by characteristics see also suspect classification
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
allocation, allotment, analysis, apportionment, arrangement, assignment, assortment, cataloguing, categorization, category, class, codification, denomination, designation, disposition, distribution, division, gradation, group, grouping, identification, methodization, nomenclature, order, ordering, orderly arrangement, ordination, organization, placement, ranking, reducing to order, regulation by a system, specification, subgroup, syntaxis, systematization, taxis, type
associated concepts: arbitrary classification, illegal classification, unreasonable classification
array (order), chain (series), class, compilation, degree (station), denomination, department, diagnosis, distribution (arrangement), division (administrative unit), form (arrangement), hierarchy (arrangement in a series), identification, kind, label, manner (kind), method, order (arrangement), organization (structure), rating, rubric (title), segregation (separation), sequence, subdivision, subheading, system
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006