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1. The state or condition of being under legal age.
2. The period during which one is under legal age.
3. A period of immaturity: "The bravest achievements were always accomplished in the nonage of a nation" (Thomas Paine).
[Middle English nounage, from Anglo-Norman, variant of Old French nonaage : non-, non- + aage, age; see age.]
1. (Law) law the state of being under any of various ages at which a person may legally enter into certain transactions, such as the making of binding contracts, marrying, etc
2. any period of immaturity
non•age(ˈnɒn ɪdʒ, ˈnoʊ nɪdʒ)
1. the period of legal minority.
2. any period of immaturity.
[1375–1425; late Middle English no(w)nage < Middle French nonäage]
formerly, a ninth part of a parishioner’s movable property, which was claimed upon his death by the clergy in England. See also law.See also: Church, Property and Ownership
the state of being under the age required by law to enter into certain responsibilities or obligations, as marrying, entering into contracts, etc. See also church; property and ownership.See also: Law
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|Noun||1.||nonage - any age prior to the legal age |
legal status - a status defined by law