Etymology
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juvenility (n.)

1620s, "state of being young or youthful," from Latin iuvenilitas "youth," abstract noun from iuvenilis "of youth," from iuvenis "young man" (see young (adj.)). Meaning "anything characteristic of youth" is from 1660s; that of "juveniles collectively" is from 1823.

updated on December 03, 2016

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