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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Infant  \In"fant\,  n.  [L.  infans;  pref.  in-  not  +  fari  to  speak: 
  cf  F.  enfant,  whence  OE  enfaunt  See  {Fame},  and  cf 
  {Infante},  {Infanta}.] 
  1.  A  child  in  the  first  period  of  life,  beginning  at  his 
  birth;  a  young  babe;  sometimes  a  child  several  years  of 
  age. 
 
  And  tender  cries  of  infants  pierce  the  ear.  --C. 
  Pitt. 
 
  2.  (Law)  A  person  who  is  not  of  full  age,  or  who  has  not 
  attained  the  age  of  legal  capacity;  a  person  under  the  age 
  of  twenty-one  years;  a  minor. 
 
  Note:  An  infant  under  seven  years  of  age  is  not  penally 
  responsible;  between  seven  and  fourteen  years  of  age, 
  he  may  be  convicted  of  a  malicious  offense  if  malice  be 
  proved.  He  becomes  of  age  on  the  day  preceding  his 
  twenty-first  birthday,  previous  to  which  time  an  infant 
  has  no  capacity  to  contract. 
 
  3.  Same  as  {Infante}.  [Obs.]  --Spenser. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Infant  \In"fant\,  a. 
  1.  Of  or  pertaining  to  infancy,  or  the  first  period  of  life; 
  tender;  not  mature;  as  infant  strength. 
 
  2.  Intended  for  young  children;  as  an  infant  school. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Infant  \In"fant\,  v.  t.  [Cf.  F.  enfanter.] 
  To  bear  or  bring  forth,  as  a  child;  hence  to  produce,  in 
  general.  [Obs.] 
 
  This  worthy  motto,  ``No  bishop,  no  king,''  is  .  .  . 
  infanted  out  of  the  same  fears.  --Milton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  infant 
  adj  :  being  or  befitting  or  characteristic  of  an  infant;  "baby 
  rabbits"  [syn:  {baby(a)},  {infant(a)},  {infantile}] 
  n  :  a  very  young  child  (birth  to  1  year)  who  has  not  yet  begun 
  to  walk  or  talk;  "isn't  she  too  young  to  have  a  baby?" 
  [syn:  {baby},  {babe}] 




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