legal age

Definition

The age at which an individual is legally permitted to enter into contracts without adult consent. 18 years for most states. also called age of majority.

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You should always make sure that you do not ever sell any alcohol to anyone that is not yet of legal age.

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The tenant was of the legal age required to sign the lease, the contract was upheld by both parties equally.

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The teen wanted to move out of her parent's home and rent an apartment but because she was not yet of legal age she could not do so without them signing for her.

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