Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 73

  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Majority: when used in reference to age shall mean the age of 18 and over. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
The common law rule that a person is a minor to the age of 20 is abrogated and persons 18 years of age or over are declared to be of majority for all purposes.   [PL 1971, c. 598, §8 (AMD).]

PL 1969, c. 433, §8 (NEW). PL 1971, c. 598, §8 (AMD).