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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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Unanimity is impossible; the rule of a minority, as a permanent arrangement, is wholly inadmissible; so that, rejecting the majority principle, anarchy or despotism in some form is all that is left.
Snider was in the minority, and so we continued toward the east.
After all, the practical reason why, when the power is once in the hands of the people, a majority are permitted, and for a long period continue, to rule, is not because they are most likely to be in the right, nor because this seems fairest to the minority, but because they are physically the strongest.
Oh, yes, he knew all about it; and I was quickly informed that to her had been left the full control and management of the estate during her son's minority, besides the absolute, unconditional possession of her own fortune (but I knew that her father had not given her much), and the small additional sum that had been settled upon her before marriage.
There are not so many of him; but his minority report is adopted everywhere.
The hard-headed man looked dubiously round, but finding himself in a minority, assumed a compassionate air and said no more.
But until every good man is brave, we must expect to find many good women timid,--too timid even to believe in the correctness of their own best promptings, when these would place them in a minority.
According to Mullins, Aflac has never had a problem with recruiting minority employees.
The district has 106 minority teachers at its 16 schools -- 13.
The report compared the 5 percent minority board of directors representation in commercial real estate with the 21 percent minority board of directors representation on Fortune's list of Best Companies.
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Since this is a research training program for minority researchers, prospective trainees must be from racial and ethnic groups that have been shown to be under-represented in health-related research nationally.

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