What is AFFECT? Definition of AFFECT in Black's Law Dictionary
To act upon; influence; change; en- large or abridge; often used in the sense of acting injuriously upon persons and things. Ryan v. Carter, 93 U.S. 84, 23 L.Ed. 807; Tyler v. Wells, 2 Mo.App. 538; Holland v. Dickerson, 41 Iowa 373; Meurer v. Hooper, Tex.Civ.App., 271 S.W. 172, 177. Does not mean to impair. Harris v. Friend, 24 N.M. 627, 175 P. 722, 725. To lay hold of or at- tack (as a disease does) ; to act, or produce an effect upon; to impress or influence (the mind or feelings) ; to touch. State v. Hurd, 5 Wash.2d 308, 105 P.2d 59, 61, 62. Acted upon, influenced, concerned. In re National Lock Co., D.C.Ill., 9 F. Supp. 432, 433. Implies an indirect relation. Chapman v. Home Ice Co., D.C.Tenn., 43 F.Supp. 424, 428.