Definition of infancy
1 : early childhood
2 : a beginning or early period of existence
3 : the legal status of an infant
Examples of infancy in a sentence
She was often sick during her infancy.
a skill developed in infancy
She has been a member of the church since its infancy.
First Known Use of infancy
INFANCY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of infancy for English Language Learners
: 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
INFANCY Defined for Kids
Definition of infancy for Students
1 : the first stage of a child's life : early childhood
2 : a beginning or early period of existence <The program is in its infancy.>
Legal Definition of infancy
1 : the legal status of an infant : minority
2 : the affirmative defense of lacking legal capacity (as to make a contract or commit a crime) because of being too young and especially because one's age is below an age set by statute
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