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What is AGE OF MAJORITY? What does AGE OF MAJORITY mean? AGE OF MAJORITY meaning
What is AGE OF MAJORITY? What does AGE OF MAJORITY mean? AGE OF MAJORITY meaning
Published: 2017/01/21
Channel: The Audiopedia
Age of majority Meaning
Age of majority Meaning
Published: 2015/04/20
Channel: SDictionary
Overview of Transition to Adulthood: Age of Majority?
Overview of Transition to Adulthood: Age of Majority?
Published: 2013/09/01
Channel: Your Special Education Rights
Age of Majority
Age of Majority
Published: 2016/03/21
Channel: Joyce Miller
AULA DE INGLÊS 515 The age of majority
AULA DE INGLÊS 515 The age of majority
Published: 2013/05/28
Channel: Você Aprende Agora
Age of Majority
Age of Majority
Published: 2015/03/08
Channel: Nganga Mburu
Age of Majority
Age of Majority
Published: 2015/02/27
Channel: David Murray
Age of majority
Age of majority
Published: 2015/12/26
Channel: WikiAudio
What Is The Age Of Consent?
What Is The Age Of Consent?
Published: 2015/06/11
Channel: NowThis
The Big 1-8 Project: The Age of Majority
The Big 1-8 Project: The Age of Majority
Published: 2017/03/30
Channel: KICKSTART Films
Age of Majority Debate, Hot News
Age of Majority Debate, Hot News
Published: 2015/03/09
Channel: Hot News
My Husband Wants A Different Age of Majority
My Husband Wants A Different Age of Majority
Published: 2016/06/22
Channel: Legal Consolidated Barristers & Solicitors
What Is The Age Of Majority?
What Is The Age Of Majority?
Published: 2017/07/24
Channel: trendy sparky
Getting Ready for the Age of Majority
Getting Ready for the Age of Majority
Published: 2016/05/10
Channel: Center for Parent Information and Resources
Age of Majority
Age of Majority
Published: 2016/09/12
Channel: Philippine Law & Jurisprudence
What is age of maturity or adulthood in Islam? - Dr Zakir Naik 2012
What is age of maturity or adulthood in Islam? - Dr Zakir Naik 2012
Published: 2012/07/22
Channel: Usama Suhail
Eric Miller-Age of Majority
Eric Miller-Age of Majority
Published: 2011/04/06
Channel: nothinworks
The State Registar Office Recorded call on The Amended Birth Certificate and Age of Majority   2017
The State Registar Office Recorded call on The Amended Birth Certificate and Age of Majority 2017
Published: 2017/08/10
Channel: eeon 2
Age Of Majority
Age Of Majority
Published: 2008/05/22
Channel: heathersproject
Age of Majority
Age of Majority
Published: 2017/01/15
Channel: Seth Van Austin
7) Age Restrictions or The age of majority
7) Age Restrictions or The age of majority
Published: 2014/06/14
Channel: James Anonymous
Age of Majority (Review Only)
Age of Majority (Review Only)
Published: 2016/07/08
Channel: Jillian O'Brien
What is the Age of Majority in Alabama? by Jim Hasser
What is the Age of Majority in Alabama? by Jim Hasser
Published: 2013/03/12
Channel: Jim Hasser
Colin Pfeiffer Age of Majority
Colin Pfeiffer Age of Majority
Published: 2011/04/07
Channel: lilfif3449
Age Of Majority
Age Of Majority
Published: 2014/09/20
Channel: DBSTELEVISION
Restive Plaggona - A Person Under The Age Of Majority
Restive Plaggona - A Person Under The Age Of Majority
Published: 2017/02/23
Channel: Northern
I Dreamed of Rain - Age of Majority
I Dreamed of Rain - Age of Majority
Published: 2017/04/30
Channel: The Walking Zombie 1997
Songs of Gahu- Age of Majority
Songs of Gahu- Age of Majority
Published: 2017/04/30
Channel: The Walking Zombie 1997
Is it mandatory for a father to provide financial support for sons who attained age of majority?
Is it mandatory for a father to provide financial support for sons who attained age of majority?
Published: 2016/12/10
Channel: News7 Tamil
Age of Majority
Age of Majority
Published: 2016/10/19
Channel: The Twerks - Topic
Hope For Resolution- Age of Majority
Hope For Resolution- Age of Majority
Published: 2017/04/30
Channel: The Walking Zombie 1997
Age of Majority Singers - Sure on this Shining Night
Age of Majority Singers - Sure on this Shining Night
Published: 2014/03/12
Channel: Age of Majority Singers
Living in a Holy City - Age Majority
Living in a Holy City - Age Majority
Published: 2017/04/30
Channel: The Walking Zombie 1997
Age of Majority Singers - Spring Concert Promo
Age of Majority Singers - Spring Concert Promo '17
Published: 2017/03/20
Channel: Age of Majority Singers
Age of Majority PIC 2 2017
Age of Majority PIC 2 2017
Published: 2017/04/12
Channel: picofdel
Age of Majority Transition Tuesday Episode 28 by Ten Sigma
Age of Majority Transition Tuesday Episode 28 by Ten Sigma
Published: 2016/03/14
Channel: Ten Sigma
Can You Move Out At The Age Of 17?
Can You Move Out At The Age Of 17?
Published: 2017/07/23
Channel: trendy sparky
Age of Maturity
Age of Maturity
Published: 2009/11/23
Channel: vhvucd
VOCABULARY IN 20 LANGUAGES = age of majority
VOCABULARY IN 20 LANGUAGES = age of majority
Published: 2011/04/01
Channel: LEARN FRENCH WITH VINCENT
What is AGE OF CONSENT? What does AGE OF CONSENT mean? AGE OF CONSENT meaning & explanation
What is AGE OF CONSENT? What does AGE OF CONSENT mean? AGE OF CONSENT meaning & explanation
Published: 2016/06/08
Channel: The Audiopedia
Age Of Majority By State
Age Of Majority By State
Published: 2016/10/03
Channel: Veronika Yakovina
How to Pronounce Age Of Majority
How to Pronounce Age Of Majority
Published: 2016/11/23
Channel: Dictionary Voice
What Is The Age Of Medical Consent?
What Is The Age Of Medical Consent?
Published: 2017/07/24
Channel: trendy sparky
What Is The Legal Age To Leave Home In Illinois?
What Is The Legal Age To Leave Home In Illinois?
Published: 2017/07/24
Channel: trendy sparky
AOMS - Earth Song
AOMS - Earth Song
Published: 2017/02/09
Channel: Age of Majority Singers
Age of Majority Singers - Winter Concert Promo
Age of Majority Singers - Winter Concert Promo '16
Published: 2016/10/31
Channel: Age of Majority Singers
FROM ENGLISH TO GERMAN = age of majority
FROM ENGLISH TO GERMAN = age of majority
Published: 2011/12/12
Channel: YTenglish2german
Capacity to Contract
Capacity to Contract
Published: 2016/01/05
Channel: LAW Notes
[War Recap #16] Noble Nines vs Age of Majority
[War Recap #16] Noble Nines vs Age of Majority
Published: 2015/04/03
Channel: Noble Nines - Clash of Clans
FROM ENGLISH TO ITALIAN = age of majority
FROM ENGLISH TO ITALIAN = age of majority
Published: 2011/12/11
Channel: YTenglish2italian
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The age of majority is the threshold of adulthood as recognized or declared in law. It is the moment when minors cease to be considered children and assume legal control over their persons, actions, and decisions, thus terminating the control and legal responsibilities of their parents or guardian over them. Most countries set the age of majority at 18. The word majority here refers to having greater years and being of full age as opposed to minority, the state of being a minor. The law in a given jurisdiction may not actually use the term "age of majority". The term typically refers to a collection of laws bestowing the status of adulthood. The age of majority does not necessarily correspond to the mental or physical maturity of an individual.

Age of majority should not be confused with the age of sexual consent, marriageable age, school leaving age, drinking age, driving age, voting age, smoking age, etc., which each may be independent of and set at a different age from the age of majority.

Although a person may attain the age of majority in a particular jurisdiction, they may still be subject to age-based restrictions regarding matters such as the right to vote or stand for elective office, act as a judge, and many others.

Explanation[edit]

Age of majority can be confused with the similar concept of the age of license,[1] which also pertains to the threshold of adulthood but in a much broader and more abstract way. As a legal term of art, "license" means "permission", and it can implicate a legally enforceable right or privilege. Thus, an age of license is an age at which one has legal permission from government to do something. The age of majority, on the other hand, is legal recognition that one has grown into an adult.[2]

Age of majority pertains solely to the acquisition of control over one's person, decisions and actions, and the correlative termination of the legal authority of the parents (or guardian(s), in lieu of parent(s)) over the child’s person and affairs generally.

Many ages of license are correlated to the age of majority, but they are nonetheless legally distinct concepts. One need not have attained the age of majority to have permission to exercise certain rights and responsibilities. Some ages of license are actually higher than the age of majority. For example, the age of license to purchase alcoholic beverages is 21 in all U.S. states. Another example is the voting age, which prior to the 1970s was 21, while the age of majority was 18 in most states. In the Republic of Ireland the age of majority is 18, but one must be over 21 years of age to stand for election to the Houses of the Oireachtas.[3] Also, in Portugal the age of majority is 18, but one must be at least 25 years of age to run for public office.[4] A child who is legally emancipated by a court of competent jurisdiction automatically attains to their maturity upon the signing of the court order. Only emancipation confers the status of maturity before a person has actually reached the age of majority.

In almost all places, minors who are married are automatically emancipated. Some places also do the same for minors who are in the armed forces or who have a certain degree or diploma.[5]

Civil law[edit]

In many countries minors can be emancipated: depending on jurisdiction, this may happen through acts such as marriage, attaining economic self-sufficiency, obtaining an educational degree or diploma, or participating in a form of military service. In the United States, all states have some form of emancipation of minors.[6]

The following list the age of majority in countries (or administrative divisions) in the order of lowest to highest:

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