Definition of innocence
- written in entire innocence of the Italian language
- —E. R. Bentley
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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: 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
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