Entry from British & World English dictionary
noun[mass noun] British
Adult status (especially with reference to legal rights and duties): a man or woman of full age may reject medical advice
More example sentences
- In 1389, when Richard II was 22 years old, he declared: ‘I am of full age to govern my house, and my household, and also my realm.
- A new power for the trustees only applies where all the beneficiaries are of full age and absolutely entitled.
- Men and women of full age, without any limitation due to race, nationality or religion, have the right to marry and to found a family.
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