come of age
phrasal to reach maturity

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • come of age — index mature Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • come of age — verb a) To reach a specific age where one is legally considered to be an adult. Wikipedia has come of age and is the first place to look for information. b) To mature, or become fully developed …   Wiktionary

  • come of age — See: OF AGE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • come of age — See: OF AGE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • come of age — Synonyms and related words: attain majority, bloom, come to maturity, develop, fledge, flower, grow, grow up, leave the nest, mature, mellow, reach manhood, reach twenty one, reach voting age, ripen, season, settle down, temper, toga virilis …   Moby Thesaurus

  • one who has not come of age — index infant Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • of age — {adj. phr.} 1a. Old enough to be allowed to do or manage something. * /Mary will be of driving age on her next birthday./ Contrast: OVER AGE, UNDER AGE. 1b. Old enough to vote; having the privileges of adulthood. * /The age at which one is… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • of age — {adj. phr.} 1a. Old enough to be allowed to do or manage something. * /Mary will be of driving age on her next birthday./ Contrast: OVER AGE, UNDER AGE. 1b. Old enough to vote; having the privileges of adulthood. * /The age at which one is… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Coming of age — For other uses, see Coming of Age (disambiguation). Coming of age is a young person s transition from childhood to adulthood. The age at which this transition takes place varies in society, as does the nature of the transition.[1] It can be a… …   Wikipedia

  • Secular coming of age ceremony — Secular coming of age ceremonies, sometimes called civil confirmations, are ceremonies arranged by organizations that are secular, i.e. not aligned to any religion. Their purpose is to prepare adolescents for their life as adults. Secular coming… …   Wikipedia

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