Talk:adult

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See Wiktionary:Requests for verification archive/2012. - -sche (discuss) 05:51, 30 September 2012 (UTC)

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adult

Rfv-sense "A person who lives outside the parental home." That may be part of the connotation of being an adult, but it's not a separate meaning. If a 35-year-old still lives with his parents, you can't say he's not an adult, except under the No true Scotsman fallacy. —Angr 15:28, 28 July 2013 (UTC)

I don't think this definition fits. Certainly an 8 year old at boarding school is not under any definition an adult, any more than a 37 year old who lives with his parents is not.
There is, however, probably room for a legal sense or two; as someone declared an adult for legal purposes. (ie, tried as an adult, or of someone legally emancipated from their parents before legal majority.) Probably should include the normal legal definition as well: someone over the age of majority (18 or 21, usually). This legal sense is not exactly congruent with the biological one: biological adulthood is a gradual onset, whereas legal adulthood is something you do not have at 23:59 on the day before your birthday, and do have a minute later. –Catsidhe (verba, facta) 00:03, 29 July 2013 (UTC)
I think it's total nonsense: added in this edit along with "A person whose parents are deceased." which has already failed this process. What next, "a person who is five foot or taller?" Mglovesfun (talk) 10:11, 29 July 2013 (UTC)
Yes, I'd just have deleted it, but I suppose we have to wait to see if anyone finds some obscure usage that suggest this meaning. Dbfirs 08:30, 4 August 2013 (UTC)
Failed. Incidentally, a legal sense could be added for people above the age of majority. — Ungoliant (Falai) 17:19, 4 October 2013 (UTC)