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