Definition of young person in English:

young person

noun

Law
  • (in the UK) a person generally from 14 to 17 years of age.

    • ‘Parliament has seen fit to arrange a special regime for children and young persons when giving evidence; namely, by using video link.’
    • ‘Paediatricians may be asked to give their opinions whether the young person is a child under the age of 18.’
    • ‘Those who are mentally disordered, young persons on remand, and those who are serving very long sentences are thought to be particularly vulnerable.’
    • ‘Statutory changes had equated the approach to be adopted to young persons found guilty of murder to that adopted to adults convicted of murder.’
    • ‘It can be inferred that the primary venue for trial of the young person should be the Youth Court.’

Pronunciation

young person