maturity
ma·tu·ri·ty /mə-'tu̇r-ə-tē, -'chu̇r-/ n: termination of the period that a note or other obligation has to run: state or condition of having become due

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

maturity
I noun adulthood, completion, consummation, culmination, due date, evolution, falling due, fulfillment, full age, full development, full growth, majority, matureness, maturitas, perfected condition, perfection, preparedness, readiness associated concepts: maturity of a debt, maturity of an obligation II index age, discretion (quality of being discreet), experience (background), finality, majority (adulthood)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


maturity
1) The date when the payment of the principal amount owed under the terms of a promissory note, bill of exchange, or bond becomes due.
2) The age when one becomes an adult, which is 18 for most purposes. (See also: age of majority)
Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates

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

maturity
USA
In the case of a loan, the date on which the balance of the loan becomes due and payable in full to the lender.

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.

maturity
n.
   1) the date when the payment of the principal amount owed under the terms of a promissory note or bill of exchange becomes due. Quite often a note states that failure to pay interest or installment payments when due "accelerates" the note, making the "maturity date" immediate if such payments are demanded and not paid.
   2) the age when one becomes an adult, which is 18 for most purposes.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

Synonyms:
, , , / (said of a promissory note, etc.)


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