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]
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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
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A minimum age, equivalent to the mimimum age required to vote in European Parliament elections, is required to organise and support an initiative.
Mimimum age for courses with Snowdon Gliders is 14, and anyone under 18 must have a letter of parental consent.