age of discretion


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

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First Known Use of age of discretion

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Age of discretion.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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