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A person who has not reached the age of majority, which varies from 15 to 25 depending on jurisdiction and situation. A minor has fewer legal rights and responsibilities than a legal adult. For example, a minor may not enter contracts or vote, and often has personal restrictions on tobacco or alcohol consumption and sexual activity.


A person who has not yet reached the age of majority required to enter into binding contracts.

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Minor, the Winfield Township Republican chairman, entered the race with a long list of endorsements but has seen some of that support erode.
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The law stresses the punishment if the crime is committed from the guardian, or those who have authority on the minor, and therefore the Bahraini Penal Code highlighted the need to protect the minor's rights, as well as the rights of the young.
Minors ages 14 and 15 may be employed to perform a number of tasks in settings such as: offices, wholesale and retail stores, restaurants and hotels, car washes and service stations, theaters, parks, nursing homes and hospitals, day care centers, kennels, farms and in certain entertainment productions.
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If the minor is the insured then the minor's estate should be named beneficiary.
4 states allow a minor who is considered mature enough to understand the nature and consequences of the treatment to consent to prenatal care.
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Stores that sold to one of the youths received a red flyer advising them of the potential consequences and that they were on notice for selling to a minor.
Supreme Court again, which on July 2, 1979, declared the statute unconstitutional, concluding that "every minor must have the opportunity--if she so desires--to go directly to a court without first consulting with or notifying her parents.