(a) Unless the creator expressly provides to the contrary, in any instrument executed prior to September first, nineteen hundred seventy-four, the words “minor”, “minority”, “infant”, “infancy”, “majority”, “adult” and words of like import shall mean or refer to a person or a class of persons under the age of twenty-one years or who shall have reached such age, according to the context, and, unless otherwise expressly provided in any instrument executed on or after September first, nineteen hundred seventy-four shall mean or refer to a person or a class of persons under the age of eighteen years or who shall have reached such age, according to the context, except that any designation of a testamentary guardian of a “minor” or an “infant” shall refer to a guardianship of a person who has not reached the age of eighteen years, regardless of the date of the instrument containing the designation.
(b) This act 1 shall not apply to distributions made subsequent to September first, nineteen hundred seventy-four and prior to the effective date of this act.
(Added L.1975, c. 262, § 1.)
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