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

  • noun The age at which a person by law attains the capacity to engage in certain transactions or be treated legally as an adult.

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  • noun Alternative term for age of majority

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  • noun the age at which persons are considered competent to manage their own affairs


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