|n.||1.||The quality of being puerile; childishness; puerileness.|
|2.||That which is puerile or childish; especially, an expression which is flat, insipid, or silly.|
|Noun||1.||puerility - the state of a child between infancy and adolescence|
|2.||puerility - a property characteristic of a child|
PUERILITY, civil law. This commenced at the age of seven years, the end of
the age of infancy, and lasted till the age of puberty, (q.v.) that is, in
females till the accomplishment of twelve years, and in males, till the age
of fourteen years fully accomplished. Ayl. Pand. 63.
2. The ancient Roman lawyers divided puerility into proximus infantiae, as it approached infancy, and into proximus pubertati, as it became nearer to puberty. 6 Toullier, n. 100.