the term 'maggiore'

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the term 'maggiore'

Postby dmt1955 » 14 Oct 2012, 18:33

i have read on a few records in these posts the word 'maggiore' after a person's name....does this mean that it is the older of the individuals with that name to whom the act is referring?

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Re: the term 'maggiore'

Postby erudita74 » 14 Oct 2012, 18:59

it means the individual was of adult age-or of legal age to marry. The legal age was 21 and didn't change to 18 until the 1970s.
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