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minor

adj :  not serious or involving risk to life < illness>  <a operation>  - compare MAJOR 
n :  a person of either sex under the age of legal qualification for adult rights and responsibilities that has traditionally been 21 in the U.S. but is now 18 in many states or sometimes less under certain circumstances (as marriage or pregnancy) <before undertaking serious medical procedures on a , one rule of thumb is to obtain written consent from both the and the parent or guardian from age 14 up to 21>  .
 
 
 
Similar sounding terms:  minora  mo·ne·ra 

 
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