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AGE. The time when the law allows persons to do acts which, for want of years, they were prohibited from doing before. See Coop. Justin. 446.
     2. For males, before they arrive at fourteen years they are said not to be of discretion; at that age they may consent to marriage and choose a guardian. Twenty-one years is full age for all private purposes, and the may then exercise their rights as citizens by voting for public officers; and are eligible to all offices, unless otherwise provided for in the constitution. At 25, a man may be elected a representative in Congress; at 30, a senator; and at 35, he may be chosen president of the United States. He is liable to serve in the militia from 18 to 45. inclusive, unless exempted for some particular reason.
     3. As to females, at 12, they arrive at years of discretion and may consent to marriage; at 14, they may choose a guardian; and 21, as in males, is fun Age, when they may exercise all the rights which belong to their sex.
     4. In England no one can be chosen member of parliament till he has attained 21 years; nor be ordained a priest under the age of 24; nor made a bishop till he has completed his 30th year. The age of serving in the militia is from 16 to 45 years.
     5. By the laws of France many provisions are made in respect to age, among which are the following. To be a member of the legislative body, the person must have attained 40 years; 25, to be a judge of a tribunal de remiere instance; 27, to be its president, or to be judge or clerk of a court royale ; 30, to be its president or procurer general; 25, to be a justice of the peace; 30, to be judge of a tribunal of commerce, and 35, to be its president; 25, to be a notary public; 21, to be a testamentary witness; 30, to be a juror. At 16, a minor may devise one half of his, property as if he were a major. A male cannot contract marriage till after the 18th year, nor a female before full 15 years. At 21, both males and females are capable to perform all the act's of civil life. Toull. Dr. Civ. Fr. Liv. 1, Intr. n. 188.
     6. In the civil law, the age of a man was divided as follows: namely, the infancy of males extended to the full accomplishment of the 14th year; at 14, he entered the age of puberty, and was said to have acquired full puberty at 18 years accomplished, and was major on completing his 25th year. A female was an infant til 7 years; at 12, she entered puberty, and acquired full puberty at 14; she became of fall age on completing her 25th year. Lecons Elem. du Dr. Civ. Rom. 22.
     See Com. Dig. Baron and Feme, B 5, Dower, A, 3, Enfant, C 9, 10, 11, D 3, Pleader, 2 G 3, 2 W 22, 2 Y 8; Bac. Ab. Infancy and Age; 2 Vin. Ab. 131; Constitution of the United States; Domat. Lois Civ. tome 1, p. 10; Merlin, Repert. de Jurisp. mot Age; Ayl. Pand. 62; 1 Coke Inst. 78; 1 Bl. Com. 463. See Witness.

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(*) Corresponding author: Elzbieta Maciorkowska Department of Developmental Age Medicine and Pediatric Nursing, Medical University of Bialystok, 15-295 Bialystok, 37 Szpitalna Str, Tel.: +48 856865065; e-mail: emaciorkowska@o2.pl
The raw scores and developmental ages of each of the subscales and of the full scale (see Table 1) with and without accommodations for low vision indicated the existence of differences between the standard and the accommodated versions.
[16] The audiologist will also be able to gauge what to expect with speech, language and auditory behaviours, and to estimate the expected cognitive and developmental age of the child.
"In a matter of months, Tyler went from the developmental age of a sixmonth-old to two years and seven months.
A rational psychological approach to the treatment of behavioral disturbances and symptomatology in Alzheimer's disease based upon recognition of the developmental age. In: Brunello, N., Langer, S.
We can say that this newborn was discharged from the hospital with a developmental age of 40 weeks and a chronological age of 2 months, which means a difference of 8 weeks between the chronological age and the developmental age.
Once there, it only makes sense to manage these youths with respect to their mental health disorders and their developmental age, gender and special needs.
Webb (social work, Fordham U.) demonstrates how undergraduate and graduate social work students can use methods to help children that are appropriate to their developmental age and ability to understand.
"We've brought in James Perch and Dan Gosling, who are still at a developmental age and are part of the future here.
To select a suitable hypnosis technique to a child, several factors such as developmental age, child's condition, motivation, interest, and abilities should be considered.
However, for those parents who are raising a child with a developmental disability, chronological age is not as important as developmental age. We can observe a child upwards of six-to-ten years old through teenage-hood and even adulthood who still place non-food objects in his mouth.

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