Another term for age of discretion.
- [The father's] command over his children is but temporary… a discipline to their education… yet his power extends not to their liberty when they are once arrived to… the years of discretion.
- Addressing ‘Dear Friends’ he says, ‘Thirty is an awkward age; no longer free to expect indulgence for the errors of youth, yet only just approaching years of discretion; too early for pantouffles; too late for the sandpit and swings.’
- Later on reaching years of discretion, Parzival wished he had not done it.
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