adult (<<schwa>>-d<<schwa>>ltorad-<<schwa>>lt), n. A person who has attained the legal

age of majority, generally 17 in criminal cases and 18 for other purposes. — Also termed major.

Cf.     MINOR(1).     [Cases:     Infants          68.5.     C.J.S.     Infants     §§     43–45.]     —     adult

(<<schwa>>-d<<schwa>>lt), adj.

vulnerable  adult.An  adult  who  is  physically  or  mentally  disabled;  esp.,  one  dependent  on

institutional services. [Blacks Law 8th]