maturity


maturity
maturity early 15c., "maturity of character;" mid-15c., "ripeness," from M.Fr. maturité and directly from L. maturitatem (nom. maturitas) "ripeness," from maturus "ripe" (see MATURE (Cf. mature) (v.)). Financial sense "state of being due for payment" is from 1815.

Etymology dictionary. 2014.

Synonyms:
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