venia aetatis

ve·​nia ae·​ta·​tis | \ ˈvēnēəēˈtātə̇s \

Definition of venia aetatis

: the privilege of age sometimes granted a minor under Roman or civil law, entitling the minor to the rights and liabilities of a person of full age, and resembling emancipation in modern law

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History and Etymology for venia aetatis

Latin, literally, privilege of age

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“Venia aetatis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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