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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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Among the minor poems of Lord Byron is one which has never received from the critics the praise which it undoubtedly deserves:--
Unluckily at this point Summers Minor, whose attention had somewhat strayed from the religious wars of the ninth century, caught sight of a short length of wire appearing in a broken patch in the wall.
For Summers Minor had indeed nothing to do with it; and it is part of his higher significance that he has really nothing to do with the story, or with any such stories.
The Colonel, who had been looking at him with some interest, took up the child and put him on the pony behind Rawdon minor.
Melodiously good Minor Canon the Reverend Septimus Crisparkle thus delivers himself, in musical rhythm, as he withdraws his amiable face from the doorway and conveys it down- stairs.
Manama, March 29th (BNA) -- Bahraini Criminal law is designed to protect people, including minors, and it has initiated imprisonment of up to 3 years for those who swindle a minor to rob their money.
HYDERABAD -- The Executive Engineer Irrigation Hala Division Wednesday announced water rotation programme in minors and distributaries of his division due to shortage of water in the canal.
RAMALLAH, July 18, 2011 (WAFA) ' Israel violates the rights of Palestinian minors from the West Bank when it arrests them and puts them on trial in military courts, Monday said a report by an Israeli human rights group.
The employment of minors is heavily regulated - and with good reason.
Abortion rates fell among all teenagers in Texas after a parental notification law for minors took effect in the state at the beginning of 2000, but declines among young women who were subject to the law were greater than declines among those who were not.
In analyzing the problem, I spoke with uniformed deputies and had them determine how minors obtained alcohol.
Because this case is so crucial for defending minors abortion rights, concerned activists need to understand its history and meaning.

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