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old enough to marry, buy alcohol, or to sign legal agreements. (*Typically: be ~; Come ~.) Now that Mary is of age, she can buy her own car. When I'm of age, I'm going to get married and move to the city.
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of age

1. Old enough, according to the law, to be eligible for something, as in In this state he's not of age for buying liquor, but he may vote, or Next year Jane's coming of age and will get her driver's license. This usage was first recorded about 1430. The term under age signifies being too young to be eligible, as in It's against the law to serve alcohol to anyone under age.
2. come of age. Mature or develop fully, as in The school's bilingual program has finally come of age.
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I evaluated such a scenario, with most susceptible persons infected by 1989, and found even stronger evidence in favor of an influence of age on risk for death rather than risk for infection.
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001) rise in seroconversion in children [greater than or equal to] 6 years of age coincided with the start of formal schooling.
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Indeed, in contrast to the ritual of age relations, this is one area in which we do have behavioral evidence.
17) But while that much is evident from even a quick glance at the literature, the actual extent, operation, and interaction of age and class inequality only become clear when the specific rules for face-to-face behavior are systematically weighed and compared.
Here, as in Sewall's diary, we see the interaction of the hierarchies of age and social rank.
Because they perceived society in terms of a family model, it was these latter relations that were at the heart of their system of age relations; and, if all the rules were followed, various sorts of "parents," or mature adults, were the group that could expect the most deference.
The evidence from conduct literature does not refute the principle of age inequality in its entirety.
32) But so important was the principle of age inequality to the Puritans that they tried to ritually compensate for the lack of such structures.
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where he was responsible for implementing the new corporate structure and business plans for the family of Age Wave companies, including Age Wave Health Services.
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PH, senior vice president of AWHS and a founding member of Age Wave, Inc.