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nonage

[ non-ij, noh-nij ]
/ ˈnɒn ɪdʒ, ˈnoʊ nɪdʒ /
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noun

the period of legal minority, or of an age below 21.
any period of immaturity.

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Origin of nonage

1350–1400; late Middle English <Middle French (see non-, age); replacing Middle English nownage<Anglo-French nounage;Middle French as above
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British Dictionary definitions for nonage

nonage
/ (ˈnəʊnɪdʒ) /

noun

law the state of being under any of various ages at which a person may legally enter into certain transactions, such as the making of binding contracts, marrying, etc
any period of immaturity
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