nounhistorical Scots Law
The four-year period between the ages of 21 and 25 during which a person may seek to revoke acts done during his or her minority.
Abolished by the Age of Legal Capacity (Scotland) Act, 1991.
Late 17th century; earliest use found in James Dalrymple. From classical Latin quadriennium (in post-classical Latin also quadrennium) quadrennium + ūtile, neuter of ūtilis utile.