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Child: General

Definition under Jersey law - Age of Majority (Jersey) Law 1999.

Articles 1 and 2 of the Age of Majority (Jersey) Law 1999 provide that a person reaches the age of majority at 18 and creates a general rule that, in the absence of any contrary definition or intention, expressions in legislation like “full age”, “age of majority”, “age of legal capacity”, “infant”, “minor” are all to be interpreted in line with the age of majority. So where legislation refers to an “infant” or “minor” (as older legislation often does), or to a child, and there is no contrary provision in the piece of legislation then that word means someone who has not attained the age of 18.

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