status offense

noun

: an act that is an offense by virtue of the offender's status
especially : an act (as running away) that is illegal when committed by a minor but not when committed by an adult

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“Status offense.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/status%20offense. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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