From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia

(Difference between revisions)
Jump to: navigation, search
Revision as of 23:04, 29 November 2010
Jahsonic (Talk | contribs)

← Previous diff
Current revision
Jahsonic (Talk | contribs)

Line 1: Line 1:
{{Template}} {{Template}}
-In law, the term '''minor''' (also '''infant''' or '''infancy''') is used to refer to a person who is under the age in which one legally assumes [[adulthood]] and is legally granted rights afforded to adults in society. Depending on the jurisdiction and application, this age may vary, but is usually marked at either 18 or 21. Specifically, the status of "minor" is defined by the [[age of majority]].+# A [[predisposition]] towards [[adult]]s (or a [[bias]] against [[children]]).
- +
-In many countries, including [[Croatia]], [[India]], the [[United Kingdom]], [[Australia]], [[Canada]] and [[New Zealand]], a '''minor''' is presently defined as a person under the age of 18. In the [[United States]], where the [[age of majority]] is set by the individual states, 'minor' usually refers to someone under the age of 18, but can be used in certain areas to define someone under the age of 21.+
- +
-In the [[criminal justice]] system in some places, the term "minor" is not entirely synonymous, as a minor may be [[trial (law)|tried]] for a [[crime]] (and punished) as a juvenile or an adult (usually only for extremely serious crimes such as murder). +
-==See also==+
-* [[Adultism]]+
-* [[Age of consent]]+
-* [[Age of criminal responsibility]]+
-* [[Age of majority]]+
-* [[Boy]]+
-* [[Defense of infancy]]+
-* [[Ephebiphobia]]+
-* [[Girl]]+
-* [[Marriageable age]]+
-* [[Voting age]]+
-* [[Youth rights]]+
{{GFDL}} {{GFDL}}

Current revision

Related e



  1. A predisposition towards adults (or a bias against children).

Unless indicated otherwise, the text in this article is either based on Wikipedia article "Adultism" or another language Wikipedia page thereof used under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License; or on research by Jahsonic and friends. See Art and Popular Culture's copyright notice.

Personal tools