in·fant /'in-fənt/ n: a person who is not of the age of majority: minor compare adult

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I noun baby, child, infans, innocent, juvenile, little one, minor, nursling, one who has not come of age, one who has not reached his majority, person under the age of majority, person under 18 years old, person who is not of full age, toddler, tot, young person, youngster, youth associated concepts: adoption, after-born child, age of minority, best interests of the child, child abuse, child labor, child support, custody, delinquent child, emancipation, filiation proceeding, foster child, guardian, guardian ad litem, illegitimate children, incompetency to contract, infanticide, juvenile delinquency, neglected child, pretermitted child, ratification of an infant's contract, visitation foreign phrases:
- In omnibus poenaUbus judiciis, et aetatl et imprudentiae succurritur. — In all penal judgments, allowance is made for youth and lack of prudence.
- Infans non multum a furioso distat. — An infant does not differ much from an insane person
- In judiciis, minori aetati succurritur. — In judicial proceedings, infancy is aided.
- Qui in utero est pro jam nato habetur, quoties de ejus commodo quaeritur. — He who is in the womb is regarded as already born, whenever a question arises for his benefit
- Pupillus pati posse non intelligitur. — An infant is not considered able to do an act to his own prejudice
II index child, inchoate, incipient, minor, original (initial)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

A person below the age of legal majority, or before marriage. See also emancipate

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

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