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01 July 2010

Infant is

Legally an infant is someone under the age of majority. That frequently is 18 for females and 21 for males.

So a legal document refers to a male as an "infant," he could easily be 21 years old.

We've used this tip before, but it bears repeating and remember---in legal documents words are used in their LEGAL context (and based upon specific legal definitions), not necessarily the way we use them in everyday conversation.