Law Dictionary

age of majority

  1. :  the age at which a person is granted by law the rights (as ability to sue) and responsibilities (as liability under contract) of an adult —called also full age

Additional Notes on age of majority

Age of majority is set by statute, in most states at 18. The age at which a person may perform various acts, as legally drink alcoholic beverages or make a valid will, does not necessarily correspond with the age of majority.


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