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  • age of reason — n. The age at which a child is deemed responsible for his or her own actions, usually 7 years of age. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008. age of reason …   Law dictionary

  • Age of Reason — • The name given to that period of human life at which persons are deemed to begin to be morally responsible Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Age of Reason     Age of Reason …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Age of Reason — noun a movement in Europe from about 1650 until 1800 that advocated the use of reason and individualism instead of tradition and established doctrine (Freq. 1) the Enlightenment brought about many humanitarian reforms • Syn: ↑Enlightenment •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Age of Reason — n. 1. a period of European history in the 18th cent. noted for belief in the ability of reason to discover truth, shape society, etc.: see THE ENLIGHTENMENT 2. [a r ] the age at which a child is presumed to know right from wrong and be capable of …   English World dictionary

  • age of reason — noun Seven years of age, at which age a person is morally liable for the sins that he or she commits. On September tenth the morning of my seventh birthday I came downstairs to the kitchen, where my mother was washing the dishes and my father… …   Wiktionary

  • Age of Reason — 1. any period in history, esp. the 18th century in France, England, etc., characterized by a critical approach to religious, social, and philosophical matters that seeks to repudiate beliefs or systems not based on or justifiable by reason. 2. (l …   Universalium

  • age of reason — Age at which a child is deemed to be capable of acting responsibly; commonly the age of 7. In general, one between the ages of 7 and 14 is rebuttably presumed to be incapable of committing a crime. Below the age of 7 a child is conclusively… …   Black's law dictionary

  • age of reason — Age at which a child is deemed to be capable of acting responsibly; commonly the age of 7. In general, one between the ages of 7 and 14 is rebuttably presumed to be incapable of committing a crime. Below the age of 7 a child is conclusively… …   Black's law dictionary

  • age of reason — noun 1》 the Enlightenment. 2》 (especially in the Roman Catholic Church) the age at which a child is held capable of discerning right from wrong …   English new terms dictionary

  • Age of Reason (disambiguation) — Age of reason may refer to the following:* 17th century philosophy, as a successor of the Renaissance and a predecessor to the Age of Enlightenment * Age of Enlightenment in its long form of 1600 1800 * The Age of Reason , a book by Thomas Paine… …   Wikipedia

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