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This legal glossary is a basic guide to common legal terms. A lawyer is in the best position to advise you about your legal rights and responsibilities.

Different terms may have different meanings based on the specific area of law or the context in which they are being used. For legal terms not referred to in this glossary, or for more comprehensive definitions, you may wish to refer to a legal dictionary or to an internet resource.

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Child
For most legal purposes, a person under 18 years of age or, in some instances, a person under 16 years of age. A young person without the legal rights and responsibilities of an adult. (see Minor)