Pre*co"cious*ness, Pre*coc"i*ty (?), n. [Cf. F. pr'ecocit'e.]

The quality or state of being precocious; untimely ripeness; premature development, especially of the mental powers; forwardness.

Saucy precociousness in learning. Bp. Mannyngham.

That precocity which sometimes distinguishes uncommon genius. Wirt.

 

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