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? asked in Pregnancy & ParentingNewborn & Baby · 6 months ago

Since when are people considered infants until they are 18 years old? ?

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  • ?
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    6 months ago
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    A link to the question would have been more useful than a screenshot. But in the portion of the answer we can see, Elizabeth is referring to the legal use of the term, which under British Common Law referred to individuals under the age of 21. The US adopted many aspects of that legal system, including establishing an age of majority, which in most states today is 18. However, referring to children under 18 as "infants" is pretty darn old-fashioned. You're more likely to only see the word "infant" use in application to the early childhood developmental stage, whereas the word "minor" is far more common in legal usage.

  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    I'm not sure what the user means. This is the definition of infancy - 

    Infancy is defined as the first year of life and is the period of most rapid growth after birth. As a toddler, humans develop motor skills, such as the ability to walk, and communication skills. Adolescence is an important period in terms of physical, mental, emotional, and social changes.

  • 6 months ago

    The word has a number of meanings, but an old legal usage is to describe anyone who has not reached majority.  These days, lawyers prefer the word minor.

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