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infancy

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noun in·fan·cy \ˈin-fən(t)-sē\

Simple Definition of infancy

  • : the first part of a child's life : the time in your life when you are a baby

  • : a beginning : an early stage of development

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of infancy

plural infancies

  1. 1 :  early childhood

  2. 2 :  a beginning or early period of existence

  3. 3 :  the legal status of an infant

Examples of infancy in a sentence

  1. She was often sick during her infancy.

  2. a skill developed in infancy

  3. She has been a member of the church since its infancy.



14th Century

First Known Use of infancy

14th century



INFANCY Defined for Kids

infancy

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noun in·fan·cy \ˈin-fən-sē\

Definition of infancy for Students

plural infancies

  1. 1 :  the first stage of a child's life :  early childhood

  2. 2 :  a beginning or early period of existence <The program is in its infancy.>




Medical Dictionary

infancy

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noun in·fan·cy \ˈin-fən-sē\

Medical Definition of infancy

plural infancies

  1. 1:  early childhood

  2. 2:  the legal status of an infant




Law Dictionary

infancy

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noun in·fan·cy \ˈin-fən-sē\

Legal Definition of infancy

plural infancies

  1. 1 :  the legal status of an infant :  minority

  2. 2 :  the affirmative defense of lacking legal capacity (as to make a contract or commit a crime) because of being too young and esp. because one's age is below an age set by statute





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