minor


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to minor: minor scale

Minor

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.

minor

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

References in periodicals archive ?
Manila Mayor Francisco "Isko Moreno" Domagoso on Monday said his administration will now implement the city's curfew hours for minors in "full blast".
On Monday, a 14-year old boy attempted suicide by hanging after three minors bullied him and demanded a sum of Rs 1000 from him in the class.
On Wednesday, May 29, Minor will be honored with the renaming of the street where he grew up, on West New York, between Greenman Elementary and West Aurora High School.
Soon after getting a favorable court verdict in most of the divorce cases, the process for attaining the custody of minors is started which should be decided in a few months but actually, it's a never-ending argument between the two parties.
Last November, the Vatican approved the petition to elevate the Marian shrine to the minor basilica status.
The minor jumped through a four-storey building to escape him and was taken to a Nairobi Hospital.
NH Hotel Group is the sixth largest hotel chain in Europe and this investment offers important strategic benefits to Minor International which, with its deep hospitality and food & beverage experience, also brings strategic value to the NH Hotel Group.
(2016) provided the most up-to-date, though limited, overview of the psychology minor. They found that the vast majority of undergraduate departments of psychology offer a minor, typically comprising approximately eighteen credit hours.
"We are excited to offer our students the opportunity to pursue an Arabic minor, the first minor for Georgetown's Qatar campus.
Indonesia is now set to restart bauxite and nickel ore exports in 2017 which, given the country's previous key role, may help to change minor bulk trade dynamics.
Similarly, this Article argues that the law grants minor parents full parental autonomy, at least in theory, because of a reflexive desire to assert the rights of persons categorized as parents--not out of respect for a minor's right to be a parent.
RAMALLAH, September 9, 2015 (WAFA) Israeli prison guards recently cracked down on minor political prisoners in Sharon prison and used pepper spray against some of them, according to Heba Masalha, an attorney with the Commission of Prisoners Affairs (CPA).