- the state of being under the lawful age for doing certain things, as marrying
- minority (noun)
- the period of immaturity
Origin of nonageMiddle English from Anglo-French nounage from Old French nonage: see non- and 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").