in·fan·cy /ˈɪnfənsɪ/ 名詞
1. The state or period of being an infant; the first part of life; early childhood.
The babe yet lies in smiling infancy. --Milton.
Their love in early infancy began. --Dryden.
2. The first age of anything; the beginning or early period of existence; as, the infancy of an art.
The infancy and the grandeur of Rome. --Arbuthnot.
3. Law The state or condition of one under age, or under the age of twenty-one years; nonage; minority.
n 1: the early stage of growth or development [syn: babyhood, early
2: the earliest state of immaturity [syn: babyhood]