adult

Definition:

(a.) Having arrived at maturity, or to full size and strength; matured; as, an adult person or plant; an adult ape; an adult age.

(n.) A person, animal, or plant grown to full size and strength; one who has reached maturity.

Related Terms:

arrive, arrived, grown, growth, mature, matured, maturity, reached

Embedded:

nonadult, unadulterate, unadulterated

Legal Application:

in the civil law. An infant who, if a boy, has attained his full age of fourteen years, and if a girl, her full age of twelve. Domat, Liv. Prel. t. 2, s. 2, n. 8. In the common law an adult is considered one of full age. 1 Swanst. R. 553.

Related Actions:

full age, infant

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