emancipated minor

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emancipated minor

[iman′sipā′tid]
Etymology: L, emancipare, to set free
a person who is not legally an adult but who, because he or she is married, in the military, or otherwise no longer dependent on the parents, may not require parental permission for medical or surgical care. State and national laws vary in specific interpretations of the rule.
A person under the age of majority—adulthood—who is regarded in the eyes of the law as being old enough—usually by virtue of marriage or financial independence—to make adult decisions and exercise general control over his or her own life

e·man·ci·pa·ted mi·nor

(ē-man'si-pā-tĕd mī'nŏr)
A young person who is legally entitled to be treated as an adult through a court order, marriage, military service, or being a parent.

emancipated minor

A person not of legal age who is in the armed services, married, the mother of a child whether married or not, or has left home and is self-sufficient. Some state legislatures do not require such a person to have parental consent to receive medical or surgical care, or advice on contraception or abortion.
See also: minor
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Historically, one can mention the fact that the 1864 Romanian Civil Code regulated the emancipation of minors in Chapter III, Title X--"On minority, on guardianship and on emancipation" of Book I, article 421-433.