in·no·cence noun \ˈi-nə-sən(t)s\
: the state of being not guilty of a crime or other wrong act
: lack of experience with the world and with the bad things that happen in life
: lack of knowledge about something
a : freedom from guilt or sin through being unacquainted with evil : blamelessness
b : chastity
c : freedom from legal guilt of a particular crime or offense
d (1) : freedom from guile or cunning : simplicity (2) : lack of worldly experience or sophistication
e : lack of knowledge : ignorance <written in entire innocence of the Italian language — E. R. Bentley>
Examples of INNOCENCE
- He vows that he will prove his innocence in court.
- the trusting innocence of childhood
- The age of innocence was over.
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