Legal definition of adult
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\ ˈæd.ʌlt\ "Adult" means an individual who is at least eighteen years of age. (Chapter 1, A. 2, S.14-12102)
Source: The Arizona Revised Statutes. website
An adult is a human being or living organism that is of relatively mature age, typically associated with sexual maturity and the attainment of reproductive age. In human context, the term has other subordinate meanings associated with social and legal concepts; for example, a legal adult is a legal concept for a person who has attained the age of majority and is therefore regarded as independent, self-sufficient, and responsible (contrast with "minor"). Adulthood can be defined in terms of physiology, psychological adult development, law, personal character, or social status.
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