age of reason

noun phrase
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of age of reason

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

First Known Use of age of reason

1650


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