I noun adolescence, childhood, early stage, immaturity, infancy, legal immaturity, legal minority, minority, period of legal immaturity, period of legal minority, tender age, youth II index adolescence, minority (infancy)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

Infancy or minority; lack of requisite legal age.

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

Infancy or minority; lack of requisite legal age.

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  • Nonage — Non age, n. [Pref. non + age.] Time of life before a person becomes of age; legal immaturity; minority. [1913 Webster] The human mind . . . was still in its nonage. Coleridge. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nonage — (n.) late 14c., state of not being of age, from O.Fr. nonage, from non (see NON (Cf. non )) + age (see AGE (Cf. age) (n.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • nonage — [nän′ij, nō′nij] n. [ME < Anglo Fr nounage < OFr nonage: see NON & AGE] 1. Law a) the state of being under the lawful age for doing certain things, as marrying b) MINORITY (n. 4) …   English World dictionary

  • Nonage — Non age, n. [LL. nonagium, from L. nonus ninth, novem nine.] (Eccl.) The ninth part of movable goods, formerly payable to the clergy on the death of persons in their parishes. Mozley & W. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nonage — *infancy, minority Antonyms: age …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • nonage — [ nəʊnɪdʒ, nɒn ] noun formal the period of a person s immaturity or youth. Origin ME: from OFr. nonage, from non non + age age …   English new terms dictionary

  • nonage — n. 1 hist. the state of being under full legal age, minority. 2 a period of immaturity. Etymology: ME f. AF nounage, OF nonage (as NON , AGE) …   Useful english dictionary

  • nonage — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French, from non + age age Date: 15th century 1. minority 1 2. a. a period of youth b. lack of maturity …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • nonage — /non ij, noh nij/, n. 1. the period of legal minority, or of an age below 21. 2. any period of immaturity. [1350 1400; late ME < MF (see NON , AGE); r. ME nownage < AF nounage; MF as above] * * * …   Universalium

  • nonage — noun a) The state of being a minor. b) A time of immaturity …   Wiktionary

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