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
    Alex
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    Karen
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    Veena
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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. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Thirteen years ago, on September 11, 2001, one of the most tragic and horrifying events in human history shook our world. Not only America, but the whole world lost her innocence that precise moment, when a dirty, disgusting face of mass terrorism emerged to brutally torture the mankind. The world realized that this new evil is perpetrated by shameless barbaric fanatics who are utterly indifferent to the sanctity of human life. America became stronger than ever before to fight the terrorism, and wiped out a major chunk of psychopathic terrorist evil to make our world safer once again. At the 13th anniversary of 9/11, our heart still aches for all those innocent lives who were ruthlessly killed by terrorist activities. It's so sad, depressing, disgusting story, and yet its aftermath is remarkably inspirational when we think about how America and many nations came together to relentlessly destroy the axis of evil, capture and bring to justice the toxic terrorists - including their leader Osama. On this 13th Anniversary, we pay our respectful tribute to the martyrs of 9/11 attack, and sincerely thank our awesome American Heroes who are still fighting those freaky fanatic terrorists to make our world a better place. God Bless You All, and God Bless America.

  2. 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.

  3. Christine Connelly:

    She was the first young person who picked up the national spotlight, went on TV and was able to articulate her perspective and point of view with such innocence.

  4. Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva:

    If this is the price people must pay to prove their innocence, I'll do it, the only thing I want is that afterward they give me a good conduct certificate, because I doubt there is anyone more honest than I am in the country.

  5. Christopher Marlowe:

    I count religion but a childish toy, and hold there is no sin but innocence.

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