age of discretion

noun

Definition of age of discretion

: the age at which a person is considered by law to have sufficient knowledge to be held responsible for certain acts or competent to exercise certain powers

First Known Use of age of discretion

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Age of discretion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/age%20of%20discretion. Accessed 25 Sep. 2022.

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