Majority status (9)
I believe the answer is:
This clue might be a double definition.
'majority' is the first definition.
(I've seen this before)
'status' is the second definition.
The answer and definition can be both states of affairs as well as being singular nouns.
Maybe there's a link between them I don't understand?
Can you help me to learn more?
(Other definitions for adulthood that I've seen before include "Grown state" , "Supposedly mature years" , "Time for a majority" , "Full maturity" .)