Entry from British & World English dictionary
The members of a caste or community who are recommended for special help in education and employment.
- It has now promised to work with the government to improve employment opportunities for the backward classes.
- Third, the Commission also studied the lists prepared by various State governments of backward classes in their States.
- It had a long history of affirmative action intended to make available real opportunity to socially backward classes.
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.