adult
adult n: a person who has reached an age specified by law compare child, infant, minor

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

adult
I noun adultus, elder, fully developed person, fully grown person, grown-up person, mature person, one who has attained legal majority, person of age, person of voting age, pubes, senior associated concepts: adult male, adult person, adult woman, age of majority II index ripe

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


adult
n.
A fully grown person; one who has reached the age of majority.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


adult
In most situations, any person 18 years of age or older.
Category: Divorce & Family Law
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


adult
n. A person who has attained the age of majority.
=>> age.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


adult
A person who by virtue of attaining a certain age, generally eighteen, is regarded in the eyes of the law as being able to manage his or her own affairs.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


adult
A person who by virtue of attaining a certain age, generally eighteen, is regarded in the eyes of the law as being able to manage his or her own affairs.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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