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MINORS (PROPERTY AND CONTRACTS) ACT 1970 - SECT 9

Full age generally

9 Full age generally

(1) After the commencement of this Act:
(a) for the purposes of any rule of law, and
(b) except so far as the context otherwise requires, for the purposes of:
(i) any Act, whether passed before or after the commencement of this Act, and
(ii) any instrument made under an Act, whether the instrument is made before or after the commencement of this Act:
a person aged eighteen years or upwards on the commencement of this Act or who attains the age of eighteen years after the commencement of this Act:
(c) is of full age and adult,
(d) is sui juris, subject however to the law relating to mental illness, and
(e) is not under any disability or incapacity of infancy.
(2) Subsection (1) does not affect the construction of words which:
(a) are contained in:
(i) any matter (whether in writing or not) constituting or evidencing a civil act in which any person participates before the commencement of this Act, or
(ii) the will of a person dying before the commencement of this Act, and
(b) refer to infancy or adulthood, to full age, to incapacity or capacity, or to disability or ability, or refer to a person being or not being sui juris, or make any similar reference:
except so far as the context otherwise requires.
(3) Subsection (1) does not affect:
(a) the construction of any reference to "the adult male basic wage", the "adult female basic wage", or any similar expression in any Act or in any instrument made under an Act,
(b) the construction of any Act, or of any instrument made under an Act, so far as the Act or instrument gives rise to any liability for fine or imprisonment or other punishment for an offence, or
(c) the power to make any order under Part 3 of the Guardianship Act 1987 or the construction or operation of an order made under that Part.



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