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?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Veena
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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. The Emmy-nominated actor:

    And the extreme whites would say ‘ I saw your show and I ’m thinking now maybe he didn't do it. ’ i want other people to not go and find documentation of my opinion on his guilt or innocence.

  2. Abu Muhannad:

    It’s not a question of guilt or innocence, they want to make it a Kurdish area for themselves.

  3. Jennifer Araoz:

    Today is my first step toward reclaiming my power Jeffrey Epstein and his enablers stole from me, they robbed me of my youth, my identity, my innocence and my self-worth.

  4. Fritz Scheller:

    Dr. Walker maintains his innocence and is committed to defending his case vigorously.

  5. Bryan Stevenson:

    Race, poverty, inadequate legal assistance, and prosecutorial indifference to innocence conspired to create a textbook example of injustice, i can't think of a case that more urgently dramatizes the need for reform than what has happened to Anthony Ray Hinton.

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