Share this entry

Share this page

infancy

Pronunciation: /ˈɪnfənsi/

Translation of infancy in Spanish:

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • 1 (babyhood) primera infancia (feminine) 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/Derecho] minoría (feminine) de edad
    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.

Definition of infancy in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day cura
f
cure …
Cultural fact of the day

In Mexican politics, a prospective party candidate for the presidency is called a tapado. Candidates traditionally emerge from within the party but their identity is not revealed until the candidate is officially declared: they remain tapados (hidden), thus arousing a great deal of speculation. Under the rule of the PRI - Partido Revolucionario Institucional, its candidate was virtually guaranteed to become president.