What does Innocence mean?

Definitions for Innocence
ˈɪn ə sənsIn·no·cence

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Innocence.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. artlessness, innocence, ingenuousness, naturalness(noun)

    the quality of innocent naivete

  2. purity, pureness, sinlessness, innocence, whiteness(noun)

    the state of being unsullied by sin or moral wrong; lacking a knowledge of evil

  3. innocence(noun)

    a state or condition of being innocent of a specific crime or offense

    "the trial established his innocence"

Wiktionary

  1. innocence(Noun)

    Absence of responsibility for a crime.

    Her attorney managed to convince the jury of her innocence.

    Etymology: innocence, from innocens.

  2. innocence(Noun)

    Lack of understanding about sensitive subjects such as sexuality and crime.

    In his innocence, he offered the stranger to bring the package to Paris, never suspecting it contained drugs.

    Etymology: innocence, from innocens.

  3. innocence(Noun)

    Lack of ability or intention to harm or damage.

    Tests have demonstrated the innocence of this substance.

    Etymology: innocence, from innocens.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Innocence(noun)

    the state or quality of being innocent; freedom from that which is harmful or infurious; harmlessness

  2. Innocence(noun)

    the state or quality of being morally free from guilt or sin; purity of heart; blamelessness

  3. Innocence(noun)

    the state or quality of being not chargeable for, or guilty of, a particular crime or offense; as, the innocence of the prisoner was clearly shown

  4. Innocence(noun)

    simplicity or plainness, bordering on weakness or silliness; artlessness; ingenuousness

Freebase

  1. Innocence

    Innocence is a term used to indicate a lack of guilt, with respect to any kind of crime, sin, or wrongdoing. In a legal context, innocence refers to the lack of legal guilt of an individual, with respect to a crime.

Editors Contribution

  1. innocence

    The feeling and quality of being innocent.

    Parents would rather their children retain their innocence until they reach a level of maturity when they start to naturally question.

    Submitted by MaryC on June 7, 2016  

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How to pronounce Innocence?

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How to say Innocence in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Innocence in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Innocence in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Innocence in a Sentence

  1. Eric Schmitt:

    The betrayal of trust and of innocence is devastating and in many instances incomprehensible.

  2. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    An innocent bird is not innocent from the insect’s point of view! Only man can attain the rank of innocence through becoming a peaceful vegetarian!

  3. Senator Menendez:

    From the very beginning, I never wavered in my innocence and my belief that justice would prevail, i am grateful that the Department of Justice has taken the time to reevaluate its case and come to the appropriate conclusion. I thank God for hearing my prayers and for giving me strength during this difficult time. I have devoted my life to serving the people of New Jersey, and am forever thankful for all who have stood by me.

  4. Chris Fabricant:

    Defense lawyers had sought to have the bite-mark evidence barred from the trial on the grounds that it is scientifically unreliable. The judge’s ruling was “contrary to the overwhelming consensus of the scientific community,” said Chris Fabricant, director of strategic litigation for the Innocence Project. “It’s a victory for the Flat Earth Society.”

  5. Luke Heimlich:

    I always denied anything ever happened, even after I pled guilty, which was a decision me and my parents thought was the best option to move forward as a family. And after that, even when I was going through counseling and treatment, I maintained my innocence the whole time.

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