An infant or person who is under the age of legal competence. A term de- rived from the civil law, which described a person under a certain age as less than so many years. Minor vUjinti quinque annis, one less than twenty-five years of age. Inst. 1, 14, 2. Also, less; of less consideration; lower; a person of inferior condition. Fleta, 2, 47. 13, 15; Calvin.