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infancy
American English: /ˈɪnfənsi/
British English: /ˈɪnf(ə)nsi/

Translation of infancy in Spanish:

noun

uncountable
  • 1 (babyhood) from earliest infancy
    desde su más tierna infancia
    this branch of science is still in its infancy
    esta rama de la ciencia está aún en pañales or en mantillas
    Example sentences
    • In rural Bangladesh, for example, more girls than boys die during infancy and early childhood.
    • People learn to make visual sense of faces and other items of interest, often during infancy and early childhood but sometimes over much longer periods.
    • All their children died in infancy, perhaps from childhood infections so easily treated today.
  • 2 (Law)
    Example sentences
    • D will be liable where he has used another person to procure the commission of the offence and that person is not guilty of the offence due to, for example, infancy, lack of mens rea or insanity.
    • Thus, in this case the court went behind a judgment obtained by default which was founded on a bill of exchange drawn by the debtor during his infancy.
    • Some events may terminate infancy automatically, such as, marriage and employment outside the home.

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