Definition - Noun
: a person who has not yet reached the age of majority
compare adult juvenile major

Definition - adj
1 a  : being less important or serious <a ~ official> <a ~ offense>
b  : involving, relating to, or dealing with less important matters
2  : having the status of a minor <~ children>

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