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MAJOR, persons. One who has attained his full age, and has acquired all his civil rights; one who is no longer a minor; an adult.

MAJOR. Military language. The lowest of the staff officers; a degree higher than captain.

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The emancipated minor had a "guardian until the age of majority, appointed by the family council" in accordance with article 425 of the 1864 Civil Code.
Support the adoption of legislation in each state that authorizes correctional authorities to place people under the age of majority who are detained or sentenced as adults in a youthful offender unit distinct from the adult system;
Even though the age of majority is more fully delineated by each state, it most commonly applies at the age of 18 where it carries "the same duties, liabilities, responsibilities, rights, and legal capacity as persons heretofore acquired at twenty-one years of age" (Kaplin & Lee, 1997, p.
Released from an institution at the age of majority, Konar's unnamed heroine is just one member of a motley crew of mentally ill whores and whoresons, johns, and Holocaust survivors brought together by the accident of being a family.
At the age of 13, Jewish young men reach the age of majority and become responsible for their actions.
When they were children, the age of majority in Canada was 21 years.
While it is possible that the 21-year-old drinking age is one variable that contributes to a harmful alcohol culture among American youth, the forces driving the global epidemic of harmful youth drinking are far more complex and run far deeper than the age of majority for alcohol.
7) However, the latter is now academic because the provisions regarding the lowering of the age of majority from 21 years to 18 years also came into effect in July 2007.
In the future, in terms of Section 71 of the National Health Act (NHA), (2) consent for research participation will have to be obtained from a parent or legal guardian until the age of majority is reached.
A study by the National Diet Library shows that 162 of the 186 countries and territories of the world set the age of majority at 18.
My observations of our American and current church cultures lead me to conclude that our nation should require two years of citizen service of all young folks after high school, and our church should not offer Confirmation before the age of majority or even into a person's 20s.
A person injured during birth can file a claim for damages after reaching the age of majority, the New Jersey Superior Court Appellate Division has ruled.