age of majority

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age of majority

the age at which a person is considered to be an adult in the eyes of the law. It varies by activity from state to state.
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The letter, which is co-signed by 20 bodies including Amnesty International and Unicef UK, said: "We recognise that many young people may wish to choose a career in the armed forces, but in view of the risks and legal obligations involved, the choice to enlist should be fully informed and only made once the young people have reached the age of legal majority.
BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: The Iraqi Parliament has decided on Monday to adjourn its session, assigned to discuss the 2012 Federal Budget until the 14th of the current month, due to the non-completion of its legal majority attendance of today's session, according to a statement by a media source of the Parliament.
per cent "restructuring threshold" to ensure that the proposal is deemed to be ratified by a legal majority of its trade creditors.
The reality is that whilst teenagers still drink freely in our parks with alcohol bought illegally from neighbouring areas, the legal majority are prevented from buying alcohol after a hard day's work.
Instead, she writes, "almost all jurists agreed that the absence of consent from a woman in her legal majority, even if married off by her natural guardian, invalidated a marriage contract" (p.
Issues specific to research on children must also be addressed, including the need to obtain consent from responsible adults and to obtain affirmation or assent from children whenever possible; the potential need to break confidentiality in cases where a child's safety may be at risk; and issues related to the use of stored specimens when participants reach the age of legal majority.