- the state of being due.
- the time when a note or bill of exchange becomes due.
Origin of maturity
Examples from the Web for maturity
The court ruled she lacked the maturity to make her own medical decisions.
There are those, however, who don't equate sangfroid and good manners with maturity.
Sometimes when tensions run high, even our esteemed elders show a certain lack of maturity.When Politicos Attack: Six Biggest On-Camera Blow-Ups|Rachel Bronstein|January 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Silicon Valley electric car manufacturer has plowed through its adolescence and is showing signs of maturity.
“The country has reached a certain level of maturity and is ready to go out and mix with the rest of the world,” says Faena.A Soccer Star, a Queen, and Now a Pope! Argentina’s Having a Very, Very Big Year|David Kaufman|March 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The plant is generally sessile, sometimes more or less stemmed, at maturity filled with a dusty mass of spores and thread.The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise|M. E. Hard
The meat of animals brought very early to maturity is seldom so valuable as the naturally developed article.The Stock-Feeder's Manual|Charles Alexander Cameron
Time—and we, of all people in the world, ought best to know how long a time—is requisite to bring such good fruit to maturity.Buenos Ayres and the Provinces of the Rio de La Plata|Woodbine Parish
But Henry, on coming to maturity, soon showed himself jealous of the great man who had protected his helpless boyhood.A History of England|Charles Oman
From day to day there is no difference; but days make years, and years change youth to maturity, maturity to decay.Double Harness|Anthony Hope
British Dictionary definitions for maturity
- the date upon which a bill of exchange, bond, note, etc, becomes due for repayment
- the state of a bill, note, etc, when due
Word Origin and History for maturity
early 15c., "maturity of character;" mid-15c., "ripeness," from Middle French maturité and directly from Latin maturitatem (nominative maturitas) "ripeness," from maturus "ripe" (see mature (v.)). Financial sense "state of being due for payment" is from 1815.