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, 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.

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

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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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. Team Sky:

    We have taken these allegations very seriously... Handed over the information presented to us to three independent world-class anti-doping experts for their analysis and expert opinion, their view on the basis of what has been presented to us is that there is no proof of doping and Servais continues to maintain his innocence.

  2. Kim Foxx:

    We are not taking a position on innocence. What we are saying is that we can not stand by these convictions based on the serious allegations of misconduct and findings of credibility against Detective( Reynaldo) Reynaldo Guevara.

  3. Theodore McCarrick:

    While I have absolutely no recollection of this reported abuse, and believe in my innocence, I am sorry for the pain the person who brought the charges has gone through.

  4. Mignon McLaughlin:

    It's innocence when it charms us, ignorance when it doesn't.

  5. Christoph Metzelder:

    It's a national tragedy, the students and the teachers from Haltern am See have become the symbol of this disaster. Haltern am See has lost its innocence. Before it was a fantastic little city. Now there's only sorrow.

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