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young person

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Definition of young person in English:

noun

Law
(In the UK) a person generally from 14 to 17 years of age.
Example sentences
  • It can be inferred that the primary venue for trial of the young person should be the Youth Court.
  • Parliament has seen fit to arrange a special regime for children and young persons when giving evidence; namely, by using video link.
  • Those who are mentally disordered, young persons on remand, and those who are serving very long sentences are thought to be particularly vulnerable.

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