Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Age
    Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    See Full age.

  • Age
    Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Signifies those periods in the lives of persons of both sexes which enable them to do certain acts which, before they had arrived at those periods, they were prohibited from doing. The length of time during which a person has lived or a thing has existed. In the old books, "age" is commonly used to signify "full age;" that is, the age of twenty-one years. Litt. § 259.
    —Legal age. The age at which the person acquires full capacity to make his own contracts and deeds and transact business generally (age of majority) or to enter into some particular contract or relation, as, the "legal age of consent" to marriage. See Capwell v. Cap-well, 21 R. I. 101, 41 Atl. 1005, Montoya de Antonio v. Miller, 7 N. M. 289, 34 Pac. 40, 21 L. R. A. 699.