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juvenile

Legal Definition of juvenile

Noun

  1. An individual who is under an age fixed by law (as 18 years) at which he or she would be charged as an adult for a criminal act

Related terms

Juvenile also refers to:


Definition of juvenile

Etymology

    Latin iuvenilis from iuvenis (“young”)

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA: /ˈd'uː.vən.aɪl/, SAMPA: /"dZu:.v@n.aIl/
  • (US) IPA: /ˈd'uːvənəl/, SAMPA: /"dZu:v@n@l/

Adjective

juvenile (comparative more juvenile, superlative most juvenile)

  1. young; not fully developed
  2. characteristic of youth or immaturity; childish

Noun

juvenile (plural juveniles)

  1. a prepubescent child
  2. a person not legally of age, or who is younger than may be charged with an offence

Derived terms

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