Word Summary
taxis: an arranging, order
Original Word: τάξις
Transliteration: taxis
Phonetic Spelling: (tax'-is)
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Short Definition: an arranging, order
Meaning: an arranging, order
Strong's Concordance

From tasso; regular arrangement, i.e. (in time) fixed succession (of rank or character), official dignity -- order.

see GREEK tasso

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 5010: τάξις

τάξις, τάξεως, (τάσσω), from Aeschylus and Herodotus down;

1. an arranging, arrangement.

2. order, i. e. a fixed succession observing also a fixed time: Luke 1:8.

3. due or right order: κατά τάξιν, in order, 1 Corinthians 14:40; orderly condition, Colossians 2:5 (some give it here a military sense, 'orderly array', see στερέωμα, c.).

4. the post, rank, or position which one holds in civil or other affairs; and since this position generally depends on one's talents, experience, resources, τάξις becomes equivalent to character, fashion, quality, style, (2 Macc. 9:18 2Macc. 1:19; οὐ γάρ ἱστορίας, ἀλλά κουρεακης λαλιᾶς ἐμοί δοκοῦσι τάξιν ἔχειν, Polybius 3, 20, 5): κατά τήν τάξιν (for which in Hebrews 7:15 we have κατά τήν ὁμοιότητα) Μελχισέδεκ, after the manner of the priesthood (A. V. order) of Melchizedek (according to the Sept. of Psalm 109:5 () עַל־דִּבְרָתִי), Hebrews 5:6, 10; Hebrews 6:20; Hebrews 7:11, 17, 21 (where T Tr WH omit the phrase).