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English definition of “coming of age”

coming of age

noun [S] uk   us  
Someone's coming of age is the time when that person legally becomes an adult and is old enough to vote.Stages of life the time when something starts to become successful: the coming of age of democracy in the countryTurning points and deciding moments
coming-of-age
adjective [before noun] uk   us  
done to celebrate the fact that someone is legally an adult and old enough to vote: a coming-of-age partyCelebrations, parties and special occasionsSpecific holidays and festivals
(Definition of coming of age from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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