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.

    Etymology: innocence, from innocens.

  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.

    Etymology: innocence, from innocens.

  3. innocencenoun

    Lack of ability or intention to harm or damage.

    Tests have demonstrated the innocence of this substance.

    Etymology: innocence, from innocens.

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. Alan Tauber:

    ( H) e has had the most precious years of Chester Hollman III life stolen from Chester Hollman III by an indifferent system that too often refuses to re-examine doubtful cases or credit evidence of obvious innocence, we are only sorry that Chester Hollman III mother did not live to see Chester Hollman III declared an innocent man.

  2. Harold Mesick:

    There has been no offer of any physical evidence at this point, my client is entitled to the presumption of innocence. That means he is absolutely not guilty. As far as the charges go, my client is not guilty in actuality and not guilty under the law.

  3. 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.

  4. Prof.Salam Al Shereida:

    Every literary and artistic work expresses a longing for innocence and an appeal to the essence of being.

  5. 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.

Images & Illustrations of innocence

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