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Wednesday, December 06, 2000

Definitions for nonage

  1. The time of life before a person becomes legally of age.
  2. A period of youth or immaturity.

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Citations for nonage
He was an adept in politics, even in his nonage, and an accomplished statesman before the laws regarded him as a man. Anne Hamilton, The Epics of the Ton
In these journals of Thoreau's nonage, now restored to us in their full text for the first time, we walk among the young Thoreau's thoughts much more often than in the fields and woods surrounding Concord. Leon Edel, New York Times
Origin of nonage
Nonage comes from non- (from Latin) + age, from Old French aage, eage, from Latin aetas, "age."