Entry from US English dictionary
A group adversely affected from a common cause, as defined by legislation, litigation, or prevailing practice: any employee in an affected class may volunteer to be laid off
More example sentences
- The ratings for the affected classes are dependent upon the company's ability to provide payments.
- He tells the newspaper he'll attempt to get millions of Americans certified as an affected class.
- The affected class of taxpayers has failed to properly account for their taxes due to a misunderstanding of the tax law.
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Syllabification: af·fect·ed class
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