rational adj1 : having reason or understanding
2 : relating to, based on, or guided by reason, principle, fairness, logic, a legitimate state interest, or a consideration of fact [age distinctions are not subject to strict scrutiny, but they must have a relationship to a legitimate state interest "In re J. M. , 642 A.2d 1062 (1994)"]
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