Nonage Non"age, n. [Pref. non- + age.] Time of life before a person becomes of age; legal immaturity; minority. [1913 Webster]

The human mind . . . was still in its nonage. --Coleridge. [1913 Webster]

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  • nonage — I noun adolescence, childhood, early stage, immaturity, infancy, legal immaturity, legal minority, minority, period of legal immaturity, period of legal minority, tender age, youth II index adolescence, minority (infancy) Burton s Legal Thesaurus …   Law dictionary

  • nonage — (n.) late 14c., state of not being of age, from O.Fr. nonage, from non (see NON (Cf. non )) + age (see AGE (Cf. age) (n.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • nonage — [nän′ij, nō′nij] n. [ME < Anglo Fr nounage < OFr nonage: see NON & AGE] 1. Law a) the state of being under the lawful age for doing certain things, as marrying b) MINORITY (n. 4) …   English World dictionary

  • Nonage — Non age, n. [LL. nonagium, from L. nonus ninth, novem nine.] (Eccl.) The ninth part of movable goods, formerly payable to the clergy on the death of persons in their parishes. Mozley & W. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nonage — *infancy, minority Antonyms: age …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • nonage — [ nəʊnɪdʒ, nɒn ] noun formal the period of a person s immaturity or youth. Origin ME: from OFr. nonage, from non non + age age …   English new terms dictionary

  • nonage — n. 1 hist. the state of being under full legal age, minority. 2 a period of immaturity. Etymology: ME f. AF nounage, OF nonage (as NON , AGE) …   Useful english dictionary

  • nonage — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French, from non + age age Date: 15th century 1. minority 1 2. a. a period of youth b. lack of maturity …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • nonage — /non ij, noh nij/, n. 1. the period of legal minority, or of an age below 21. 2. any period of immaturity. [1350 1400; late ME < MF (see NON , AGE); r. ME nownage < AF nounage; MF as above] * * * …   Universalium

  • nonage — noun a) The state of being a minor. b) A time of immaturity …   Wiktionary

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