innocence: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (in'u-suns), [key]
— n.
  1. the quality or state of being innocent; freedom from sin or moral wrong.
  2. freedom from legal or specific wrong; guiltlessness: The prisoner proved his innocence.
  3. simplicity; absence of guile or cunning; naiveté.
  4. lack of knowledge or understanding.
  5. harmlessness; innocuousness.
  6. chastity.
  7. an innocent person or thing.
  8. bluet (def. 1).
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Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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