Infancy Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Infancy, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Infancy?

It refers to a state of being underage to perform certain acts such as filing a lawsuit or entering into a contract of marriage. Previously the minor or infant age was considered as 21 which has been reduced to 18. If a minor has to file a lawsuit, he.she has to have a guardian.