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adulthood

the phase of development characterized by physical and mental maturity.

Adulthood

The period of maturity which follows adolescence and generally begins at some time between ages 18 and 21, depending on the jurisdiction, with most regarding 21 as the official onset of adulthood. In the US, Congress deemed that childhood officially ends on the 18th birthday (Public Law 98-292, Child Protection Act of 1984).

adulthood

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1. The period of physicial maturity that follows adolescence.
2. Twenty-one yrs of age–in the US, by act of Congress, childhood officially ends at the 18th birthday–Public Law 98-292, The Child Protection Act of 1984
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