Definition of age of discretion in English:

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age of discretion


The age at which someone is considered able to manage their own affairs or take responsibility for their actions.
Example sentences
  • If any person arrived at the age of discretion profanely curse or swear or get drunk in public, he shall be fined by a justice one dollar for each offense.
  • The first case of the child of the age of discretion, under the Act that child cannot exercise that decision; it is a decision of the parent.
  • He said your client had reached the age of discretion, Mr Toomey.

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Syllabification: age of dis·cre·tion

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