legal age


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legal age

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

le′gal age′


n.
the age, 18 in most states, at which a person is legally responsible and may enter into contracts, execute deeds, etc.
[1925–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.legal age - the age at which persons are considered competent to manage their own affairslegal age - the age at which persons are considered competent to manage their own affairs
eld, age - a time of life (usually defined in years) at which some particular qualification or power arises; "she was now of school age"; "tall for his eld"
adulthood, maturity - the period of time in your life after your physical growth has stopped and you are fully developed
References in classic literature ?
Thank goodness I'm of legal age and able to transact business in my own right.
Bruce Sinaking, of legal age, single, a resident of Baguio City, a flying master, with student pilot Marcus Lim, of legal age, a resident of Manila.
The French government has proposed to make the legal age of sexual consent 15 after a public outcry over two high-profile cases of rape involving 11-year-old girls, the country's Equality Minister Marlene Schiappa said Monday.
The legal age to consume alcohol in Oman is 21 years.
According to the UN Women's official press release on the collaboration, Pakistan's Child Marriage Restraint Act (CMRA) sets the legal age of marriage as 16 for women and 18 for men, but it is still estimated that more than 20 percent of women are married off before the age of 18 and three percent overall do not even cross the age of 15 before they get married.
A BILL being prepared by the French government could set a minimum legal age for sexual consent for the first time, and the country's justice minister said Monday that she thought 13 years old could be reasonable.
Men both above and below the legal age may marry child brides.
Number of recruits who will reach legal age by the end of this year is estimated at 7,500, while number of those who will reach the legal age until next May is estimated at 13,000.
The legal age to buy and use recreational pot in Oregon is 21.
Alcohol abuse destroys the lives of the community and the youth in particular, and if amending the legislation and increasing the national minimum legal age for purchasing and consumption of alcohol from 18 to 21 amongst others will help safeguard our communities, let the National Liquor Amendment Bill be passed into an Act.
Hawaii was the first state to increase the legal age to buy tobacco to 21.