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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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(4.) Mahony BS, Callen P, Filly AR, the distal femoral epiphyseal ossification centre in the assessment of third trimester menstrual age: sonagraphic identification and measurement.
Table 1: The relationship between the fetal foot length percentile and gestational age Menstrual Age No of fetuses 5th (mm) 50 th (mm) 95th (mm) 16 weeks 4 17 21 23 17 weeks 3 20 25 28 18 weeks 7 23 27 31 19 weeks 5 25 31 34 21 weeks 8 29 35 40 22 weeks 12 33 38 43 23 weeks 17 35 42 46 26 weeks 10 42 49 54 28 weeks 4 47 54 59 30 weeks 3 52 59 63 31 weeks 4 54 62 66 32 weeks 3 56 63 68 33 weeks 6 60 66 71 35 weeks 4 65 69 76 36 weeks 9 67 72 78 37 weeks 4 70 74 80 Table 2: The femur length/foot length ratio Menstrual age No.
The earliest menstrual age at which the gestational sac was visualized was 4 week 5 day.
Perinthalmanna (Kerala) [India], Jan 15 ( ANI ): Kanakadurga, the first lady in her menstrual age to enter Sabarimala temple, was hospitalised after being thrashed by her mother-in-law here on Tuesday.
If she had been able to climb the hills, she would have become the first woman in the menstrual age group to visit the Sabarimala Temple of Lord Ayyappa, after the Supreme Court order permitting women of all age groups to enter the shrine.
New Delhi (India), Jan 6 ( ANI ): Union Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore has said Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan's one-sided statements have flared up the situation arising out of the prolonged row over the entry of women of menstrual age into Sabarimala temple.
A clash erupted between the BJP and the CPM workers in front of the state secretariat in Thiruvananthapuram over the entry of two women of menstrual age group into Sabarimala temple on Wednesday morning.
Summary: Trivandrum (Kerala) [India], Jan 3 (ANI): Denouncing the entry of two women of menstrual age into the Sabarimala temple, the opposition, United Democratic Front (UDF), is observing a 'Black Day' in Kerala on Thursday.
Summary: Sabarimala (Kerala) [India], Jan 2 (ANI): Two women devotees, below the age of 50 years, have entered the renowned Sabarimala Ayyappa temple in Kerala for the first time, months after the Supreme Court overturned a ban on the entry of females of menstrual age (10-50 years) from visiting the shrine.
Summary: Trivandrum (Kerala) [India], Jan 3 (ANI): Kerala DGP Loknath Behera on Wednesday said strict action will be taken against those flouting rules of law and order during the bandh called for by some organisations over the entry of two women of menstrual age into the Sabarimala temple.
The top court had lifted a traditional ban on entry of women of menstrual age (10-50 years) on September 28 last year.
In September last year, the Supreme Court lifted the ban on entry of women of menstrual age (10-50 years) inside Sabarimala temple, however, no woman of the previously-forbidden age group has yet been able to enter the Lord Ayappa shrine due to widespread protests.