In"fan*cy (?), n. [L. infantia: cf. F. enfance. See Infant.]
The state or period of being an infant; the first part of life; early childhood.
The babe yet lies in smiling infancy.
Their love in early infancy began.
The first age of anything; the beginning or early period of existence; as, the infancy of an art.
The infancy and the grandeur of Rome.
The state or condition of one under age, or under the age of twenty-one years; nonage; minority.
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