Infant

Definition of Infant

In´fant
n.1.A child in the first period of life, beginning at his birth; a young babe; sometimes, a child several years of age.
And tender cries of infants pierce the ear.
- C. Pitt.
2.(Law) A person who is not of full age, or who has not attained the age of legal capacity; a person under the age of twenty-one years; a minor.
3.Same as Infante.
a.1.Of or pertaining to infancy, or the first period of life; tender; not mature; as, infant strength.
2.Intended for young children; as, an infant school.
v. t.1.To bear or bring forth, as a child; hence, to produce, in general.
This worthy motto, "No bishop, no king," is . . . infanted out of the same fears.
- Milton.

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