mature


mature
ma·ture /mə-'tu̇r, -'chu̇r/ vb ma·tured, ma·tur·ing
vt: to bring to maturity
a policy matured by the death of the insured
vi: to become due, payable, or enforceable; specif: to entitle one to immediate enjoyment of benefits
her pension right matured upon retirement compare vest
mature adj

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

mature
I verb accrue, advance toward perfection, age, attain majority, attain maturity, become due, become fully developed, become payable, become perfected, become prime, become ripe, bring to full development, bring to its peak, bring to maturity, bring to perfection, come of age, consummate, coquere, culminate, develop, evolve, fall due, finish, grow up, maturare, maturate, nurture, perfect, ripen, season associated concepts: matured account II index accrue (arise), develop, full, payable, progress, ready (prepared), receivable, ripe

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


mature
adj.
Fully developed; due for payment.
n.
maturity

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


mature
v. A debt that has become payable.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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