Minor (law)

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In law, a minor is a person under a certain age, usually the age of majority, which legally demarcates childhood from adulthood.wikipedia
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Age of majority

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In law, a minor is a person under a certain age, usually the age of majority, which legally demarcates childhood from adulthood.
It is the moment when minors cease to be considered such and assume legal control over their persons, actions, and decisions, thus terminating the control and legal responsibilities of their parents or guardian over them.

Adult

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In law, a minor is a person under a certain age, usually the age of majority, which legally demarcates childhood from adulthood.
In contrast to a "minor", a legal adult is a person who has attained the age of majority and is therefore regarded as independent, self-sufficient, and responsible.

Legal drinking age

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For example, the drinking age in the United States is usually 21, and younger people are sometimes called minors in the context of alcohol law, even if they are at least 18. The term underage often refers to those under the age of majority, but it may also refer to persons under a certain age limit, such as the drinking age, smoking age, age of consent, marriageable age, driving age, voting age, etc. Such age limits are often different from the age of majority.

Defense of infancy

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The age of criminal responsibility and consent, the age at which school attendance is no longer compulsory, the age at which legally binding contracts can be entered into, and so on may be different from one another.

Young offender

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In England and Wales, cases of minors breaking the law are often dealt with by the Youth Offending Team.
Young offenders aged 10 to 17 (i.e. up to their eighteenth birthday) are classed as a juvenile offender.

Prison

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If they are incarcerated, they are sent to a Young Offender Institution.
Prisons for juveniles are known by a variety of names, including "youth detention facilities", "juvenile detention centers", and "reformatories".

American Civil Liberties Union

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These laws have been challenged by the American Civil Liberties Union.
And, in 1966, Miranda v. Arizona federal decision required police to notify suspects of their constitutional rights, which was later extended to juveniles in the following year's in re Gault (1967) federal ruling.

Law

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In law, a minor is a person under a certain age, usually the age of majority, which legally demarcates childhood from adulthood.

Childhood

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In law, a minor is a person under a certain age, usually the age of majority, which legally demarcates childhood from adulthood.

United States

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For example, the drinking age in the United States is usually 21, and younger people are sometimes called minors in the context of alcohol law, even if they are at least 18.

Smoking age

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The term underage often refers to those under the age of majority, but it may also refer to persons under a certain age limit, such as the drinking age, smoking age, age of consent, marriageable age, driving age, voting age, etc. Such age limits are often different from the age of majority.

Age of consent

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The term underage often refers to those under the age of majority, but it may also refer to persons under a certain age limit, such as the drinking age, smoking age, age of consent, marriageable age, driving age, voting age, etc. Such age limits are often different from the age of majority.

Marriageable age

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The term underage often refers to those under the age of majority, but it may also refer to persons under a certain age limit, such as the drinking age, smoking age, age of consent, marriageable age, driving age, voting age, etc. Such age limits are often different from the age of majority.

List of countries by minimum driving age

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The term underage often refers to those under the age of majority, but it may also refer to persons under a certain age limit, such as the drinking age, smoking age, age of consent, marriageable age, driving age, voting age, etc. Such age limits are often different from the age of majority.

Voting age

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The term underage often refers to those under the age of majority, but it may also refer to persons under a certain age limit, such as the drinking age, smoking age, age of consent, marriageable age, driving age, voting age, etc. Such age limits are often different from the age of majority.

Australia

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In many countries, including Australia, India, Brazil, Croatia, and Colombia, a minor is defined as a person under the age of 18.

India

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In many countries, including Australia, India, Brazil, Croatia, and Colombia, a minor is defined as a person under the age of 18.

Brazil

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In many countries, including Australia, India, Brazil, Croatia, and Colombia, a minor is defined as a person under the age of 18.

Croatia

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In many countries, including Australia, India, Brazil, Croatia, and Colombia, a minor is defined as a person under the age of 18.

Colombia

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In many countries, including Australia, India, Brazil, Croatia, and Colombia, a minor is defined as a person under the age of 18.

Gambling

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In the United States, where the age of majority is set by the individual states, minor usually refers to someone under the age of 18 but can, in some states, be used in certain areas (such as casino gambling, handgun ownership and the consuming of alcohol) to define someone under the age of 21.

Criminal justice

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In the criminal justice system in some places, "minor" is not entirely consistent, as a minor may be tried and punished for a crime either as a "juvenile" or, usually only for "extremely serious crimes" such as murder and/or theft, as an "adult".

Trial

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In the criminal justice system in some places, "minor" is not entirely consistent, as a minor may be tried and punished for a crime either as a "juvenile" or, usually only for "extremely serious crimes" such as murder and/or theft, as an "adult".

Japan

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In Japan, Taiwan, and Thailand, a minor is a person under 20 years of age.

Taiwan

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In Japan, Taiwan, and Thailand, a minor is a person under 20 years of age.