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[non-ij, noh-nij] /ˈnɒn ɪdʒ, ˈnoʊ nɪdʒ/
noun
1.
the period of legal minority, or of an age below 21.
2.
any period of immaturity.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; late Middle English < Middle French (see non-, age); replacing Middle English nownage < Anglo-French nounage; Middle French as above
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nonage

/ˈnəʊnɪdʒ/
noun
1.
(law) the state of being under any of various ages at which a person may legally enter into certain transactions, such as the making of binding contracts, marrying, etc
2.
any period of immaturity
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Word Origin and History for nonage
nonage
1399, "state of not being of age," from O.Fr. nonage, from non- + age.
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