minor 2 adj1 a: being less important or seriousa minor officiala minor offenseb: involving, relating to, or dealing with less important matters2: having the status of a minorminor children
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
accessory, cursory, dispensable, expendable, futile, immaterial, inappreciable, inconsequential, inconsiderable, ineffectual, inessential, inferior, insignificant, insubstantial, irrelevant, junior, less important, lesser, little, low-level, lower, meaningless, mere, minimal, minimum, minute, modest, negligible, nonessential, not vital, not worth mentioning, nugatory, obscure, of no account, of second rank, paltry, peripheral, petty, picayune, scant, secondary, slight, small, smaller, subaltern, subordinate, subsidiary, superficial, trifling, trivial, unessential, unimportant, uninfluential, unnecessary, unnoteworthy, unnoticeable
associated concepts: minor breach, minor defect, minor dispute, minor subdivision
adolescent, baby, child, dependent, filius familias, individual under age, individual under the age of majority, infant, junior, juvenile, one not legally competent, person under legal age, person under 18 years of age, person who is not of full age, pubescent, teenager, underage person, ward, young person, youngling, youngster, youth
associated concepts: emancipation of a minor, minor dependent, unemancipated minor
- Minor minorem custodlre non debet, alios enim praesumitur male regere qui seipsum regere nescit. — A minor ought not to be guardian to a minor, for a person who knows not how to govern himself is presumed to be unfit to govern others- Meliorem conditionem suam facere potest minor, deteriorem nequaquam. — A minor can make his own condition better, but by no means worse- Succurritur minori; facilis est lapsus juventutis. — A minor is to be favored, youth errs easily- Minor non tenetur respondere durante minori aetati, nisi, in causa dotis, propter favorem. — A minor is not held responsible during his minority, unless, by reason of favor, in the matter of dowerIII index adolescent, child, collateral (immaterial), dependent (adjective), dependent (noun), frivolous, immaterial, inappreciable, incidental, inconsequential, inconsiderable, infant, inferior (lower in position), juvenile (adjective), juvenile (noun), minimal, negligible, nonessential, null (insignificant), petty, secondary, slight, subaltern, subordinate, unessential
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
n.A person below the age of majority; a child or juvenile.adj.Small; of less importance.
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.
Someone under legal age, which is generally 18, except for certain purposes such as drinking alcoholic beverages.Category: Divorce & Family Law → Divorce, Child Support & Custody
Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. Gerald N. Hill, Kathleen Thompson Hill. 2009.
England, WalesAn individual under the age of 18.
Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. www.practicallaw.com. 2010.
An infant or person who is under the age of legal competence. A term derived from the civil law, which described a person under a certain age as less than so many years. In most states, a person is no longer a minor after reaching the age of 18 (though state laws might still prohibit certain acts until reaching a greater age; e.g., purchase of liquor). Also, less; of less consideration; lower; a person of inferior condition.
Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.
An infant or person who is under the age of legal competence. A term derived from the civil law, which described a person under a certain age as less than so many years. In most states, a person is no longer a minor after reaching the age of 18 (though state laws might still prohibit certain acts until reaching a greater age; e.g., purchase of liquor). Also, less; of less consideration; lower; a person of inferior condition.II A person under the age of legal competence.
Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.
Look at other dictionaries:
Minor — ist der Name folgender Personen: Edward S. Minor (1840–1924), US amerikanischer Politiker Ilka Minor (* 1975), österreichische Rallye Beifahrerin Inge Minor (* 1936), deutsche Eiskunstläuferin Jakob Minor (1855–1912), österreichischer… … Deutsch Wikipedia
minor — MINÓR, Ă, minori, e. adj. 1. (Adesea substantivat) Care nu a împlinit încă vârsta la care îşi poate exercita toate drepturile. 2. Lipsit de importanţă, neînsemnat, secundar; p. ext. şters, slab. 3. (muz.; în sintagmele) Mod minor = mod a cărui… … Dicționar Român
Minor — • That which is less, or inferior in comparison with another, the term being employed as well of things as of persons Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Minor Minor … Catholic encyclopedia
minor — [mī′nər] adj. [ME menour < L minor < IE * minu , small < base * mei , to lessen > Gr meiōn, less, ON minni, smaller] 1. a) lesser in size, amount, number, or extent b) lesser in importance or rank 2. under full legal age (usually… … English World dictionary
minor — mi nor (m[imac] n[ e]r), a. [L., a comparative with no positive; akin to AS. min small, G. minder less, OHG. minniro, a., min, adv., Icel. minni, a., minnr, adv., Goth. minniza, a., mins, adv., Ir. & Gael. min small, tender, L. minuere to lessen … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
minor in — ˈminor in [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they minor in he/she/it minors in present participle minoring in past tense minored in past p … Useful english dictionary
Minor — Mi nor, n. 1. A person of either sex who has not attained the age at which full civil rights are accorded; an infant; in England and the United States, one under twenty one years of age. [1913 Webster] Note: In hereditary monarchies, the minority … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Minor — Nom porté en Bretagne (22, 29), également écrit Le Minor, Le Mineur (22). Il correspond au breton minor , équivalent du français mineur (d âge), qui a souvent désigné un pupille, l orphelin d un seul parent et, localement, un héritier unique ou… … Noms de famille
Minor — Minor, AL U.S. Census Designated Place in Alabama Population (2000): 1116 Housing Units (2000): 471 Land area (2000): 0.694337 sq. miles (1.798324 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.694337 sq.… … StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places
Minor, AL — U.S. Census Designated Place in Alabama Population (2000): 1116 Housing Units (2000): 471 Land area (2000): 0.694337 sq. miles (1.798324 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.694337 sq. miles… … StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places