What does Innocence mean?

Definitions for Innocence
ˈɪn ə sənsin·no·cence

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. artlessness, innocence, ingenuousness, naturalnessnoun

    the quality of innocent naivete

  2. purity, pureness, sinlessness, innocence, whitenessnoun

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

  3. innocencenoun

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

    "the trial established his innocence"

Wiktionary

  1. innocencenoun

    Absence of responsibility for a crime.

    Her attorney managed to convince the jury of her innocence.

  2. innocencenoun

    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.

  3. innocencenoun

    Lack of ability or intention to harm or damage.

    Tests have demonstrated the innocence of this substance.

  4. Etymology: innocence, from innocens.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Innocence, Innocencynoun

    Etymology: innocence, French; innocentia, Latin.

    Simplicity and spotless innocence. John Milton.

    What comfort does overflow the devout soul, from a conscience of its own innocence and integrity. John Tillotson.

    It will help me nothing
    To plead mine innocence; for that dye is on me
    Which makes my whit'st part black. William Shakespeare, Henry VIII.

    If truth and upright innocency fail me,
    I'll to the king my master. William Shakespeare, H. IV.

    The air was calm and serene; none of those tumultuary motions and conflicts of vapours, which the mountains and the winds cause in ours: 'twas suited to a golden age, and to the first innocency of nature. Thomas Burnet, Theory of the Earth.

    I urge this childhood proof,
    Because what follows is pure innocence. William Shakespeare.

Wikipedia

  1. Innocence

    Innocence is a lack of guilt, with respect to any kind of crime, or wrongdoing. In a legal context, innocence is to the lack of legal guilt of an individual, with respect to a crime. In other contexts, it is a lack of experience.

ChatGPT

  1. innocence

    Innocence is a characteristic or quality associated with being free from guilt, sin, or wrong-doing. It also refers to lack of knowledge or awareness about harmfulness or unpleasant aspects of life. Sometimes, it is used to describe the purity, simplicity, and naiveté that is often associated with childhood.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Innocencenoun

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

  2. Innocencenoun

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

  3. Innocencenoun

    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. Innocencenoun

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

Wikidata

  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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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. Pete Buttigieg:

    Democrats inference that Donald Trump is guilty because Donald Trump does not voluntarily permit Donald Trump deputies to testify hasrankled Republicans, who assert the importance of the presumption of innocence. Joe Biden then knocked Trumps argument that less than half of Americans support Joe Biden removal from office. Hes dumbing down the presidency beyond what I even thought Joe Biden would do, Joe Biden said. We need to restore the integrity of the presidency. Democratic presidential candidates from left, entrepreneur Andrew Yang, South Bend Mayor South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and businessman Tom Steyer stand on stage during a Democratic presidential primary debate Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, in Los Angeles. ( Associated Press) Later, Democrats largely defended Trumps breakthrough U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, which White House passed hours earlier. However, candidatesrailed against Trumps economy, despite multipleindicators that the economy is doing well. The U.S. unemployment rate stands at a half-century low of 3.5 percent, backed by consistently strong job gains in recent months that have largely squelched fears of a recession that had taken hold over the summer. This economy is not working for most of us, the middle class is getting killed, Joe Biden added. Joe Biden said the economy was not.

  2. Timothy Dolan:

    Carefully following the process detailed by the Charter of the American bishops, this allegation was turned over to law enforcement officials, and was then thoroughly investigated by an independent forensic agency, cardinal McCarrick was advised of the charge, and, while maintaining his innocence, fully cooperated in the investigation. The Holy See was alerted as well, and encouraged us to continue the process.

  3. Jocquese Blackwell:

    We still maintain our innocence. She is innocent of these charges.

  4. Assistant District Attorney Joan Illuzzi-Orbon:

    He represents a moment in this city and this country where there was a loss of innocence, trust, a way of life, etan, by his death, saved many, many children from a similar fate.

  5. Paul Ryan:

    While Congressman Collins guilt or innocence is a question for the courts to settle, the allegations against Congressman Collins demand a prompt and thorough investigation by the House Ethics Committee, insider trading is a clear violation of the public trust.

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