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classify, verb transitive

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EnglishShow more Special sense of general English.
To assign (someone, or, less frequently, something) to a racial group, as defined by apartheid legislation. Usually passive. See also re-classify.
1950 Act 30 in Stat. of Union 279Every person whose name is included in the register shall be classified by the Director as a white person, a coloured person or a native, as the case may be, and every coloured person and every native whose name is so included shall be classified by the Director according to the ethnic or other group to which he belongs.
1990 City Press 4 Mar. 12The government decreed that everyone had to be racially classified and that it was a crime for people of different races to live in the same suburb, marry or have sexual contact.
To assign (someone, or, less frequently, something) to a racial group, as defined by apartheid legislation. Usually passive.

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