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Infancy

infancy n

pl: -cies
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 esp. because one's age is below an age set by statute


Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.