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Childhood


CHILDHOOD, noun

1. The state of a child, or the time in which persons are children, including the time from birth to puberty. But in a more restricted sense, the state or time from infancy to puberty. Thus we say, infancy, childhood youth and manhood.

CHILDHOOD and youth are vanity. Ecclesiastes 11:10.

2. The properties of a child.