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AGE OF MAJORITY ACT 1974 - SECT 6

Construction of laws and instruments made on or after 1 November 1974

    (1)     This section applies to—

        (a)     a law in force in the ACT on, or at any time after, 1 November 1974; and

        (b)     an instrument (including a will or codicil) executed on or after that date.

    (2)     Subject to section 7 (2), the expressions "majority", "full age", sui juris , minor , "minority", infant , infancy , "nonage", and any similar expressions, when used in a law or instrument to which this section applies, are to be interpreted in accordance with section 5.

    (3)     Nothing in this Act affects a reference in a law or instrument to an age expressed in years.

    (4)     Nothing in this Act—

        (a)     affects the validity or operation of a settlement or disposition of property made before 1 November 1974; or

        (b)     affects the operation of any rule of law by which the validity or operation of such a settlement or disposition is to be determined.



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