- the age at which a person may marry without parental approval
- the age at which a person is considered legally competent to consent to sexual intercourse
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age of consent
(plural ages of consent)
The term is used to indicate the age at which it is no longer a crime for someone else to engage in consensual sexual intercourse with the person who is still younger than the age of consent, as they are considered statutorily a victim of a crime, because by law they are considered incapable of giving permission to someone else to engage in sexual intercourse with them.
- attributive form of age of consent, noun.
- The age-of-consent doctrine