innocence definition

  • noun:
    • The state, quality, or virtue of being innocent, since:
    • Freedom from sin, moral wrong, or guilt through not enough familiarity with evil.
    • Guiltlessness of a particular legal crime or offense.
    • Freedom from guile, cunning, or deceit; convenience or artlessness.
    • Lack of worldliness or sophistication; naivetĂ©.
    • not enough knowledge or understanding; lack of knowledge.
    • Freedom from harmfulness; inoffensiveness.
    • One that is innocent.
    • Botany See blue-eyed Mary.
    • lack of duty for a crime.
    • not enough understanding about delicate subjects such sexuality and crime.
    • Lack of ability or intention to hurt or damage.
    • The state or quality of being innocent; freedom from whatever is harmful or infurious; harmlessness.
    • The state or top-notch becoming morally free from shame or sin; purity of heart; blamelessness.
    • their state or quality of being maybe not chargeable for, or bad of, a certain crime or offense.
    • ease of use or plainness, bordering on weakness or silliness; artlessness; ingenuousness.
    • Harmlessness; innoxiousness: because, the purity of a neutral article of diet in condition.
    • Freedom from ethical incorrect; untainted purity of heart and life; unimpaired integrity; sinlessness; artlessness: since, the purity of youth; angelic purity.
    • Freedom from legal or particular incorrect; lack of particular shame or taint; guiltlessness: as, the prisoner proved his purity.
    • Freedom from legal taint; absence of illegality: stated of things, particularly of property that would be contraband of war: as, the innocence of a cargo or of product.
    • Simplemindedness; mental imbecility; desire of knowledge or of good sense; lack of knowledge or idiocy.
    • The bluet, Houstonia cærulea. See Houstonia.
    • A pretty United states scrophulariaceous plant, Collinsia verna, the flowers of which have the reduced lip azure as well as the top purple or nearly white.
    • a situation or problem to be innocent of a specific criminal activity or offense
    • the caliber of innocent naivete
    • their state to be unsullied by sin or ethical wrong; lacking an understanding of evil

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