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: a person who has not yet reached the age of majority compare adult, juvenile, major
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]
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.