Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    The state of an infant. See Infant.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Minority; the state of a person who is under the age of legal majority, —at common law, twenty-one years. 'According in the sense in which this term is used, it may denote the condition of the person merely with reference to his years or the contractual disabilities which non-age entails or his status with regard to other powers or relations. Keating v. Railroad Co., 94 Mich. 219, 53 N. W. 1053; Anonymous, 1 Salk. 44; Code Miss. 1892, § 1505.
    —Natural infancy. A period of non-responsible life, which ends with the seventh year. Wharton.