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adult

1. a mature fully grown animal or plant
2. Law a person who has attained the age of legal majority (18 years for most purposes)
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By Thom Hartmann Columbia University, by inviting Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to speak, has shown confidence in the wisdom and adultness of their students and our republic.
But the same rhetorical sleight-of-hand that strips soldiers of their adultness also absolves the rest of America from its responsibility to engage those it deploys in adult-level conversation about the political and moral seriousness of war.
Different parts of the text accommodate readers who just want to understand the book's general ideas and maybe want to take the abridged version of the Epstein-Dumas Test of Adultness included as an appendix.