caninity

caninity

(kəˈnɪnɪtɪ; keɪˈnɪnɪtɪ)
n
the quality or state of being canine
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1) I will then consider the effects of suggested caninity in the case of Benjy, the forever-infantile retarded character in William Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury.
While Benjy's age and therefore his humanity are specified, suggestions of his caninity are tacit.