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Legal age   /lˈigəl eɪdʒ/   Listen
Legal age

noun
1.
The age at which persons are considered competent to manage their own affairs.  Synonym: majority.






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"Legal age" Quotes from Famous Books



... two idealists will give me a minute for cold realities," Raynor One said, "there's this. Among other things. Bart's not yet of legal age. You may not know this, Bart, but your father appointed me your legal guardian. When I turned you over to Three, I'm afraid, I assumed legal responsibility for all the consequences. I ought to have kept you ...
— The Colors of Space • Marion Zimmer Bradley

... refusing to take the office of mayor, in order, by this course, to clog the wheels, and subject the representatives to repeated and indecent refusals," he is compelled to appoint a young man, not of legal age, and a stranger in the department.—At Marseilles, write the agents,[3377] "in spite of every effort and our ardent desire to republicanize the Marseilles people, our pains and fatigues are nearly all fruitless.... Public spirit among ...
— The Origins of Contemporary France, Volume 4 (of 6) - The French Revolution, Volume 3 (of 3) • Hippolyte A. Taine

... the South Carolina College, which he entered in his fourteenth year, graduating third in his class. He read law in Attorney General Bailey's office in Charleston, S.C., and was admitted to the bar as soon as he was of legal age. He opened a law office at Orangeburg, ...
— History of Kershaw's Brigade • D. Augustus Dickert



Words linked to "Legal age" :   maturity, age, minority, majority, adulthood, eld



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