age of reason

noun phrase

: the time of life when one begins to be able to distinguish right from wrong
: a period characterized by a prevailing belief in the use of reason
especially, Age of Reason : the 18th century in England and France

Word History

First Known Use

1650, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of age of reason was in 1650

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Cite this Entry

“Age of reason.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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