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
vulnerable adult.An adult who is physically or mentally disabled; esp., one dependent on
institutional services. [Blacks Law 8th]