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infante

[in-fan-tey]
noun
  1. any son of the king of Spain or of Portugal who is not heir to the throne.
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Origin of infante

1545–55; < Spanish or Portuguese; see infant
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infante

noun
  1. (formerly) a son of a king of Spain or Portugal, esp one not heir to the throne
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Word Origin for infante

C16: from Spanish or Portuguese, literally: infant
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