- the state of being under the lawful age for doing certain things, as marrying
- minority ()
- the period of immaturity
Origin of nonageMiddle English ; from Anglo-French nounage ; from Old French nonage: see non- and amp; age
- The state or condition of being under legal age.
- The period during which one is under legal age.
- A period of immaturity: “The bravest achievements were always accomplished in the nonage of a nation” (Thomas Paine).
Origin of nonageMiddle English nounage, from Anglo-Norman, variant of Old French nonaage : non-, non- + aage, age; see age.
From Late Latin nonagium, from nÅnus (“ninth").