Definition of Come of age

1. Verb. Reach a certain age that marks a transition to maturity. "Sam and Sue come of age"

Generic synonyms: Grow Up

Definition of Come of age

1. Verb. (idiomatic) To reach a specific age where one is legally considered to be an adult. ¹

2. Verb. (idiomatic) To mature, or become fully developed. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Come Of Age

come hell or high water
come hither
come home
come home to roost
come in
come in for
come in from the cold
come in handy
come into
come into being
come into effect
come into force
come into its own
come near
come of
come of age (current term)
come off it
come on down
come on home
come on over
come online
come ons
come out
come out in
come out in the wash
come out of one's shell

Literary usage of Come of age

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1. The Law of Baron and Femme: Of Parent and Child, Guardian and Ward, Master by Tapping Reeve, Amasa Junius Parker, Charles E. Baldwin (1882)
"... after he has come of age; setting aside his gifts to his guardian, as a reward for his services, and annulling a release given by the ward to the ..."

2. A Treatise on the Law of Mortgages by John Joseph Powell, Thomas Coventry (1826)
"can be made against them (K), without giving them a day to shew cause against it when they come of age. Thus, upon a bill brought to oblige an infant to ..."

3. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1915)
"K. 257, where testator bequeathed to hie six grandchildren the sum of £50 each "when the youngest child shall come of age, and the said grandchildren ... to ..."

4. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register by Henry Fritz-Gilbert Waters (1901)
"... the children till they come of age when each of ym are to be possessed of their rights As they come of age Successively. Item I appoint & ordain my wife ..."

5. A Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records by Charles William Manwaring (1906)
"given to Joseph Spencer and to Elizabeth Spencer, now come of age to inherit . This Court appoint Capt. Daniel Brainard and Capt. Samuel Olmsted to assist ..."

6. Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County, Massachusetts by Massachusetts County Court (Essex County), George Francis Dow (1921)
"... and Abraham Patch, sons of Abraham, son of said Edmond Patch, the said grandchildren were to have the estate divided between them when they come of age. ..."

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