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 — ([=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 — may refer to: Age (model theory), an aspect of mathematical model theory Age (journal), an international peer reviewed journal operated by Springer. The Age, a daily newspaper published in Melbourne, Australia Agé, a god Åge, a given name Aage, a …   Wikipedia

  • Age — Age, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Aged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Aging}.] To grow aged; to become old; to show marks of age; as, he grew fat as he aged. [1913 Webster] They live one hundred and thirty years, and never age for all that. Holland. [1913 Webster] I …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Age — Age, v. t. To cause to grow old; to impart the characteristics of age to; as, grief ages us. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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.   Âge d homme, L âge viril. Quand cet enfant sera parvenu à l âge d homme. Il signifie également, La …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • ÂGE — n. m. 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. Il n’a pas duré âge d’homme, Il n’a pas atteint la durée commune de la vie. Les anciens ont dit que la… …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • age — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French aage, age, from Vulgar Latin *aetaticum, from Latin aetat , aetas, from aevum lifetime more at aye Date: 13th century 1. a. the time of life at which some particular qualification, power, or… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ÂGÉ — ÉE. adj. Qui a un certain âge, un certain nombre d années. Un homme âgé de trente ans. Une fille âgée de vingt ans. Il n est pas si âgé que vous. Elle est plus âgée que lui. C est un homme fort âgé. ÂGÉ, employé absolument, signifie, Qui a… …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • -age — noun suffix Etymology: Middle English, from Old French, from Latin aticum 1. aggregate ; collection < trackage > 2. a. action ; process < haulage …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Age of a tide — Age 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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