from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An era during which rational thought is prominent or esteemed, especially the Enlightenment in western Europe.
  • noun An age at which a person is considered capable of making reasoned judgments.

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  • noun Roman Catholic theology Seven years of age, at which age a person is morally liable for the sins that he or she commits.

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  • noun a movement in Europe from about 1650 until 1800 that advocated the use of reason and individualism instead of tradition and established doctrine


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