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. Jenny Capador:

    It wasn't him : I'm 100 % sure of the innocence of my brother and his comrades, my brother is an honorable man, he's always been an excellent brother, son and father to his two sons. He served 20 years in the Army, since he was 18. He had a dream of being a warrior, of serving the fatherland and help our country achieve peace.

  2. Pope Francis:

    None of us can fail to be moved by the stories of young people who suffered abuse, were robbed of their innocence and left scarred, this open wound challenges us to be firm and decisive in the pursuit of truth and justice. I beg forgiveness for these sins and for the scandal and betrayal felt by so many others in God’s family.

  3. Founder Terry Schilling:

    The NRA organizes gun owners in politics to help protect the Second Amendment; we want to organize families in politics to protect children, their education and their innocence and save the American family.

  4. Alberto Nisman:

    The president and her foreign minister took the criminal decision to fabricate Iran's innocence to sate Argentina's commercial, political and geopolitical interests.

  5. Huawei Canada:

    From the start, Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou has been confident in Ms. Meng's innocence and has trusted the Canadian judicial system, accordingly, Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou has been supporting Ms. Meng's pursuit of justice and freedom. We continue to do so today.

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