|—n , pl -cies|
|1.||the state or period of being an infant; childhood|
|2.||an early stage of growth or development|
|4.||the period of life prior to attaining legal majority (reached at 21 under common law, at 18 by statute); minority nonage|
infancy in·fan·cy (ĭn'fən-sē)
The earliest period of childhood, especially before the ability to walk has been acquired.
The state of being an infant.