The Roman law distinguishes two sorts of minority, which expired at the age of fourteen and of twenty-five. The one was subject to the tutor, or guardian, of the person; the other, to the curator, or trustee, of the estate (Heineccius, Antiquitat. Rom. ad Jurisprudent. pertinent. 1. i. tit. xxii. xxiii. p. 218-232) . But these legal ideas were never accurately transferred into the constitution of an elective monarchy.