Nonage definition

nŏnĭj, nōnĭj
The state or condition of being under legal age.
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The period during which one is under legal age.
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A period of immaturity.
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The period of immaturity.
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The state of being under the lawful age for doing certain things, as marrying.
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The state of being under legal age; minority, the fact of being a minor. [from 15th c.]
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(obsolete, rare) A payment formerly made from to the parish clergy upon the death of a parishioner, consisting of a ninth of the movable goods.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
nonage
Plural:
nonages

Origin of nonage

  • Middle English nounage from Anglo-Norman variant of Old French nonaage non- non- aage age age

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Anglo-Norman nounage, corresponding to non- +"Ž age.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Late Latin nonagium, from nōnus (“ninth").

    From Wiktionary