Definition of Nonage

1. Noun. Any age prior to the legal age.

Exact synonyms: Minority
Generic synonyms: Legal Status, Age, Eld
Antonyms: Majority
Derivative terms: Minor



Definition of Nonage

1. n. The ninth part of movable goods, formerly payable to the clergy on the death of persons in their parishes.

2. n. Time of life before a person becomes of age; legal immaturity; minority.

Definition of Nonage

1. Noun. The state of being a minor. ¹

2. Noun. A time of immaturity. ¹

3. Noun. (obsolete rare) A payment formerly made from to the parish clergy upon the death of a parishioner. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Nonage

1. a period of immaturity [n -S]

Medical Definition of Nonage

1. The ninth part of movable goods, formerly payable to the clergy on the death of persons in their parishes. Origin: LL. Nonagium, from L. Nonus ninth, novem nine. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Nonage

nonaffected
nonaffecteds
nonaffectionate
nonafferent
nonaffiliate
nonaffiliated
nonaffiliates
nonaffine
nonaffix
nonaffixes
nonaffluent
nonaficionado
nonaficionados
nonaflate
nonaflates
nonage (current term)
nonaged
nonageing
nonagenarian
nonagenarians
nonagency
nonagenda
nonages
nonagesimal
nonagesimals
nonagglutinative
nonaggregated
nonaggregating
nonaggression
nonaggressions

Literary usage of Nonage

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Institutes of the Law of Nations: A Treatise of the Jural Relations of by James Lorimer (1883)
"1st, nonage.—The mere lapse of time can supply, in international law, ... Still there is such a thing as political nonage; for, though barbarians may be old ..."

2. The First Part of the Institutes of the Laws of England, Or, A Commentary ...by Edward Coke, Thomas Littleton, Francis Hargrave, Charles Butler, Matthew Hale, Heneage Finch Nottingham by Edward Coke, Thomas Littleton, Francis Hargrave, Charles Butler, Matthew Hale, Heneage Finch Nottingham (1832)
"... (que est § eins per discent), as lie well may, for that the same discent was during his nonage (pur ceo que || mesme le discent fuit durant son nonage), ..."

3. Reports of Cases in the Reigns of Hen. VIII, Edw. VI, Q. Mary, and Q. Eliz ...by Great Britain Courts, James Dyer, John Vaillant by Great Britain Courts, James Dyer, John Vaillant (1794)
"In what writs the parol demurs tor nonage without plea pleaded by the tenant, in what not, f. 137. p. 12, »3; Where it (hail be granted in Aid, ..."

4. A General Abridgment of Law and Equity: Alphabetically Digested Under Proper by Charles Viner (1792)
"... the nonage, and yet the feme recovered dower by award and ... executio during the nonage, and therefore error was brought in BR Brook fays, ..."

5. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1903)
"nonage; consent of parents or guardian. .... nonage, has no relevancy to a marriage performed in another state, although between citi/ens of Massachusetts. ..."

6. The Law of Marriage and Divorce, Giving the Law in All the States and by Frank H Keezer (1906)
"Table of nonage. nonage as here used signifies the age below which a person is either forbidden to marry or, if starred, is not permitted by law to be ..."

7. Illustrative Cases on Persons and Domestic Relations by Roger William Cooley, Walter Checkley Tiffany (1913)
"V. Same—nonage* ELIOT v. ELIOT. (Supreme Court of Wisconsin, 1890. ... Action for annulment of marriage on the ground of the nonage of the plaintiff. ..."

8. The Practice of the Courts of King's Bench and Common Pleas, in Personal by William Tidd, Francis Joseph Troubat, Asa Israel Fish, Great Britain Court of Common Pleas, Great Britain Court of Exchequer, Great Britain Court of King's Bench (1856)
"(i) When error is brought on a judgment that the parol shall demur, the nonage cannot be pleaded again, for that would be exceptio ejusdem ret, ..."

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