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Infancy or minority; lack of requisite legal age.

Nonage entails various contractual disabilities and is a ground for Annulment in some jurisdictions.



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Monichino and Nonage serve as national correspondents for Australia.
The Law of Nature dictates that parents should "preserve, nourish, and educate the Children" (56.11) during "their yet ignorant Nonage, till Reason shall takes its place" (58.4).
In religion `the people grew out of their medieval nonage', and displayed `the determination of a country reaching maturity to have all its affairs under its own control'.
for know the Florentine Dying a Prince powerfull and absolute Leaves the Protector in his daughters nonage Free like himself, and absolute: of power To promise and performe.
(378) Locke continues: The Power, then, that Parents have over their Children, arises from that Duty which is Incumbent on them, to take care of their Off-spring, during the imperfect state of Childhood, to inform the Mind, and govern the Actions of their yet ignorant nonage till reason shall take its Place, and ease them of that Trouble, is what the Children want, and the Parents bound to....
(He must have meant Rimbaud and Mallarme; Baudelaire, the exemplary classicist, is invariably, radiantly clear, and the mature Merrill often resembles Baudelaire.) The point is that Merrill's love of poetry from the first depended upon the element of mystery, which in his nonage he mistook for incomprehensibility.
(21) Yet in his legendary account of the origins of the genre, Heywood dwells on the exclusively "noble," even quasi-divine, derivation of this historical tradition: In the first of the Olimpiads, amongst many other active exercises in which Hercules ever triumph'd as victor, there was in his nonage presented unto him by his Tutor in the fashion of a History, acted by the choyse of the nobility of Greece, the worthy and memorable acts of his father Jupiter.
for inculturation).(22) Yet as Laurenti Magesa argues in his magisterial African Religion: The Moral Tradition of Abundant Life, a heritage of colonial (and neo-colonial) domination and racism has contributed to the "intellectual suppression of the ethical points of view of African Religion." Viewing the proverbial wisdom of palaver as "primitive" relative to mature, European Christianity or other "world religions," missionaries and students of comparative religion alike robbed African religion "of its universal character," thereby minimizing "its role in conversation with other religions."(23) Such genealogical hubris not only condemns Africans to perpetual nonage, but endlessly defers an incarnation of the Christian message into what is truly "other."
Kant's call for men to emerge from their nonage was thus a call for men to recognize what they had always been-the source of values, possessors of a rational moral will--and to act upon that recognition.
If such a thing shal happen, it may well be answered that such parties were Hermaphrodites, that is, had the parts of both sexes, which because of the weaknesse of their heat in their nonage lay hid, but brake out afterward as their heate grew unto strength.
Some will seek housing in a nonage restricted development; others, like the majority of the Healthy Hermits and Frail Recluses, will opt to remain in their present homes.
For societies yet in their "nonage," including "barbarian" cultures, Western imperialism was, to Mill, justifiable.