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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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'Once a person reaches the age of majority, that is the time a permanent lifetime number is given.
Even when a child reaches the age of majority, some marital dissolution agreements require child support to continue to age 21 or until the child completes college.
The money in the account, though, belongs to the child, and any funds used before the child reaches the age of majority must be used for his or her benefit, which covers anything from orthodontia to a college education.
Article 40 NCC establishes a second exception to the rule that full legal capacity is acquired at the age of majority and provides the minor who has turned 16 with the possibility of acquiring full legal capacity to exercise rights.
Support the development of research and technical assistance programs by the federal government to assist states in safely and effectively addressing the complex issues and problems raised by the confinement of youthful offenders who have committed serious, violent crimes; and expanded technical assistance to states in which youthful offenders under the age of majority are confined in adult correctional and detention facilities;
A person is considered a minor if they are under the age of majority and depending on the province, this may be anyone under 18 or 19 years of age.
"Section 11 of the Indian Contract Act requires that someone who is the age of majority and of sound mind is competent to contract.
OMNI Television's nationwide search is open to all talented Canadian hopefuls over the age of majority. Beginning today, applicants can visit for more information on how to submit their application form and video audition.
The individual with special needs could be either elderly, over the age of majority but not elderly, or a minor.
Candidates must be the age of majority in the state of Georgia, with no felony convictions, and must be willing to comply with the fundraising and personal giving policy for board members.
Schlaegel, the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia ruled that a parent can petition the court for an award of child support for a disabled child even if the petition was made after the child was beyond the age of majority. (9) The Court reasoned that parents may have a duty to support a child who has been mentally disabled since birth.
The draft of the revised act also stipulates that spouses and children before the age of majority of foreign of foreign talents can apply for permanent residence in Taiwan.