protected class

noun
pro·​tect·​ed class

Legal Definition of protected class

: a group of people intended by a legislature to benefit from the protection of a statute also : suspect class

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“Protected class.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/protected%20class. Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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