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Origin of juvenility

First recorded in 1615–25; juvenile + -ity
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noun plural -ties
  1. the quality or condition of being juvenile, esp of being immature
  2. (often plural) a juvenile act or manner
  3. juveniles collectively
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Word Origin and History for juvenility

1620s, from Latin iuvenilitas "youth," from iuvenilis (see juvenile).

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