age of reason

noun phrase

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 Age of Reason : the 18th century in England and France

First Known Use of age of reason

1650, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Age of reason.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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