The murder or killing of an infant soon after its birth. The fact of the birth distinguishes this act from “foeticide” or “procuring abortion,” which terms denote the destruction of the jirlus in the womb. INFANTS’ MARRIAGE ACT. The statute 18 & 19 Vict c. 43. By virtue of this act every infant, (if a male, of twenty, or, if a female, of seventeen, years,

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