Lawful age

the age when the law recognizes one's right of independent action; majority; - generally the age of twenty-one years. Also called legal age or age of majority.

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His reaching of lawful age was celebrated in Sofia in 1912 with great celebrations in the presence of the crown princes of Turkey, Romania, Serbia, Greece and Montenegro and prominent foreign guests.
Meanwhile, a sales patent may be issued to: (a) a Filipino citizen of lawful age or such citizen not of lawful age who is a head of a family; and (b) who purchased public agricultural land of not more than 12 ha.
In such cases, families shun official registration of the marriage until the couples reach the lawful age of matrimony at 18.
Confusion over Shafqat's date of birth raised questions of whether he was a juvenile or of lawful age in 2004 when he was handed down the death sentence.
Earlier, his sentence was postponed on four occasions.Shafqat was sentenced in 2004 for the kidnapping and involuntary murder of a seven-year-old boy who lived in a Karachi apartment building where he worked as a security guard.Confusion over Shafqat's date of birth raised questions of whether he was a juvenile or of lawful age in 2004 when he was handed down the death sentence.
By submission of the bid, the bidder declares and certifies: That the said bidder is of lawful age and the only one interested in this bid and that no one other than said bidder has any interest herein.
The measures don't specifically say that the little girls can marry - but they do omit mentioning the lawful age of marriage while simultaneously allowing for men to divorce girls as young as 8 years, 8 months old.
Yet Katie Stevenson is just 12 - four years below the lawful age for buying any kind of knife or blade.
Age of consent left unchanged: The British House of Lords refuses to lower the age of consent for gays from 18 to 16, the lawful age for heterosexuals,
New York does provide, by statute, that any person (of lawful age) may procure a contract of insurance on his or her own life ["McKinney's N.Y.
Hussain was sentenced in 2004 for the kidnapping and involuntary murder of a seven-year-old boy who lived in a Karachi apartment building where he worked as a security guard.Confusion over Shafqats date of birth raised questions of whether he was a juvenile or of lawful age in 2004 when he was handed down the death sentence.The FIA investigation confirmed that even in the jail records, Shafqat Hussains age was not 14 years at the time he was arrested, nor was he under the age of 18.