in·​no·​cen·​cy ˈi-nə-sən(t)-sē How to pronounce innocency (audio)
plural innocencies
: innocence
also : an innocent action or quality

Examples of innocency in a Sentence

let me be the first to declare my own innocency in the matter: I neither spread nor believed the malicious gossip

Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of innocency was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Innocency.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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