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legal age Syllabification: le·gal age

Definition of legal age in English:


The age at which a person takes on the rights and responsibilities of an adult.
Example sentences
  • If you are of legal age to drink alcohol and can control your consumption, you may wonder why we recommend avoiding it.
  • In California, if you drink under the legal age, one of the penalties that can be imposed is that you lose your license.
  • If so, there go legal ages for voting, driving, gun ownership, drinking, smoking and pornography.
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