age


age
age n: the time of life at which some particular qualification, power, or capacity arises
the voting age is 18 see also legal age, majority

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

age
I noun aetas, date, duration of existence, eon, epoch, era, interval of years, longevity, maturity, period, seniority, stage of life, term of life, time of life, vintage, years associated concepts: age of consent, age of majority, legal age, statutory age II index annum, cycle, duration, lifetime, longevity, mature, period, phase (period), term (duration), time

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


age
n. A period of time, especially one marking the time of existence or the duration of life.
@ age of capacity
The age, usually determined by statute, at which a person becomes legally capable of becoming a party to a contract, executing a testamentary document (such as a trust or will), initiate a lawsuit without a guardian, and so on.
@ age of consent
1 The age, usually determined by statute, below which a person may not marry without parental consent.
See also consent.
2 The age, usually determined by statute, below which a person is legally incapable of consenting to sexual intercourse.
@ age of majority
The age, usually determined by statute, at which a person attains full civil, legal, and political rights.
See also age of consent.
@ age of reason
1 The age, usually determined by statute, below which a child cannot be legally capable of committing a crime.
2 The age, usually determined by statute or case law, below which a child cannot be legally capable of committing a tort.
@ legal age
The age, usually determined by statute, at which a person becomes legally capable to exercise a specific right or privilege or to assume a specific responsibility. For example, in many states, a person may legally drive an automobile once she is 16 years of age, but has to wait until she is 21 to legally drink alcohol.
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Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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  • age — age …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • âgé — âgé …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • age — age·a·ble; age; age·less; age·long; age·net·ic; al·ien·age; al·loy·age; al·tar·age; am·per·age; an·ec·dot·age; ap·pend·age; ar·rear·age; av·er·age·ly; av·er·age·ness; bale·age; bal·last·age; bar·on·age; bar·on·et·age; bar·rel·age; bea·con·age;… …   English syllables

  • age — [ aʒ ] n. m. • 1801; var. dial. (Poitou, Berry) de haie XIIIe, en ce sens ♦ Longue pièce horizontale à laquelle s ajustent le soc et toutes les autres pièces de la charrue. ⊗ HOM. poss. Âge. ● age nom masculin (ancien français haie, du francique… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • âge — age [ aʒ ] n. m. • 1801; var. dial. (Poitou, Berry) de haie XIIIe, en ce sens ♦ Longue pièce horizontale à laquelle s ajustent le soc et toutes les autres pièces de la charrue. ⊗ HOM. poss. Âge. ● age nom masculin (ancien français haie, du… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • âgé — age [ aʒ ] n. m. • 1801; var. dial. (Poitou, Berry) de haie XIIIe, en ce sens ♦ Longue pièce horizontale à laquelle s ajustent le soc et toutes les autres pièces de la charrue. ⊗ HOM. poss. Âge. ● age nom masculin (ancien français haie, du… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • âge — ÂGE. s. m. La durée ordinaire de la vie. L âge de l homme ne passe pas communément quatre vingts ans. L âge des chevaux n est guère que de trente ans. ⁧e d homme, signifie, L âge viril. Quand cet enfant sera parvenu à l âge d homme. Il signifie… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • age — AGE. Autrefois on escrivoit Aage. s. m. l A est long, & on met un accent circonflexe dessus. La durée ordinaire de la vie. Age d homme. il n a pas vescu âge d homme. l âge du cheval est de trente ans. Age, signifie aussi, Le temps qu il y a qu on …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Age — ([=a]j), n. [OF. aage, eage, F. [^a]ge, fr. L. aetas through a supposed LL. aetaticum. L. aetas is contracted fr. aevitas, fr. aevum lifetime, age; akin to E. aye ever. Cf. {Each}.] 1. The whole duration of a being, whether animal, vegetable, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • -age — ⇒ AGE, suff. Suff. formateur de subst. d action ou de subst. à valeur coll. I. [Avec des bases verbales] Les dérivés expriment l action; plus rarement le sujet, le moyen, le résultat, le lieu de l action; age s accole le plus souvent à des verbes …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Age d'or — Âge d or Pour les articles homonymes, voir Âge et L Âge d or (homonymie). L âge d or, par Lucas Cranach l Ancien ( …   Wikipédia en Français


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