- any son of the king of Spain or of Portugal who is not heir to the throne.
Origin of infante
1545–55; < Spanish or Portuguese; see infant
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Examples from the Web for infante
Their ambition aimed at giving Don John the standing of an Infante.The Historical Nights' Entertainment
"That confinement is not unjust, as all here can witness," the Infante answered.
Swift into that opening flashed the home-thrust of the Infante's answer.
As Infante he had been the declared enemy of the new-Christians.History of the Jews, Vol. IV (of VI)
This colossal ass and a Spanish infante were worthy of each other.Gatherings From Spain
- (formerly) a son of a king of Spain or Portugal, esp one not heir to the throne
C16: from Spanish or Portuguese, literally: infant