minor
mi·nor 1 n: a person who has not yet reached the age of majority compare adult, juvenile, major
minor 2 adj
1 a: being less important or serious
a minor official
a minor offense
b: involving, relating to, or dealing with less important matters
2: having the status of a minor
minor children

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

minor
I adjective accessory, cursory, dispensable, expendable, futile, immaterial, inappreciable, inconsequential, inconsiderable, ineffectual, inessential, inferior, insignificant, insubstantial, irrelevant, junior, less important, lesser, little, low-level, lower, meaningless, mere, minimal, minimum, minute, modest, negligible, nonessential, not vital, not worth mentioning, nugatory, obscure, of no account, of second rank, paltry, peripheral, petty, picayune, scant, secondary, slight, small, smaller, subaltern, subordinate, subsidiary, superficial, trifling, trivial, unessential, unimportant, uninfluential, unnecessary, unnoteworthy, unnoticeable associated concepts: minor breach, minor defect, minor dispute, minor subdivision II noun adolescent, baby, child, dependent, filius familias, individual under age, individual under the age of majority, infant, junior, juvenile, one not legally competent, person under legal age, person under 18 years of age, person who is not of full age, pubescent, teenager, underage person, ward, young person, youngling, youngster, youth associated concepts: emancipation of a minor, minor dependent, unemancipated minor foreign phrases:
- Minor minorem custodlre non debet, alios enim praesumitur male regere qui seipsum regere nescit. — A minor ought not to be guardian to a minor, for a person who knows not how to govern himself is presumed to be unfit to govern others
- Meliorem conditionem suam facere potest minor, deteriorem nequaquam. — A minor can make his own condition better, but by no means worse
- Succurritur minori; facilis est lapsus juventutis. — A minor is to be favored, youth errs easily
- Minor non tenetur respondere durante minori aetati, nisi, in causa dotis, propter favorem. — A minor is not held responsible during his minority, unless, by reason of favor, in the matter of dower
III index adolescent, child, collateral (immaterial), dependent (adjective), dependent (noun), frivolous, immaterial, inappreciable, incidental, inconsequential, inconsiderable, infant, inferior (lower in position), juvenile (adjective), juvenile (noun), minimal, negligible, nonessential, null (insignificant), petty, secondary, slight, subaltern, subordinate, unessential

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


minor
n.
A person below the age of majority; a child or juvenile.
adj.
Small; of less importance.

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


minor
Someone under legal age, which is generally 18, except for certain purposes such as drinking alcoholic beverages.
Category: Divorce & Family Law → Divorce, Child Support & Custody

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

minor
England, Wales
An individual under the age of 18.

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


minor
An infant or person who is under the age of legal competence. A term derived from the civil law, which described a person under a certain age as less than so many years. In most states, a person is no longer a minor after reaching the age of 18 (though state laws might still prohibit certain acts until reaching a greater age; e.g., purchase of liquor). Also, less; of less consideration; lower; a person of inferior condition.

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


minor
I
An infant or person who is under the age of legal competence. A term derived from the civil law, which described a person under a certain age as less than so many years. In most states, a person is no longer a minor after reaching the age of 18 (though state laws might still prohibit certain acts until reaching a greater age; e.g., purchase of liquor). Also, less; of less consideration; lower; a person of inferior condition.
II A person under the age of legal competence.

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

minor
n.
   someone under legal age, which is generally 18, except for certain purposes such as drink-ing alcoholic beverages.
   See also: legal age, maturity

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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