Definitions of innocence

  1. the quality of innocent naivete Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the state of being free from sin or moral wrong; lacking a knowledge of evil Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a state or condition of being innocent of a specific crime or offense; "the trial established his innocence" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. The state or quality of being innocent; freedom from that which is harmful or infurious; harmlessness. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. The state or quality of being morally free from guilt or sin; purity of heart; blamelessness. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The state or quality of being not chargeable for, or guilty of, a particular crime or offense; as, the innocence of the prisoner was clearly shown. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Simplicity or plainness, bordering on weakness or silliness; artlessness; ingenuousness. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Freedom from guilt; purity; simplicity of heart; harmlessness; simplicity. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. The state of being innocent. innocency. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. Harmlessness; guiltlessness; perfect moral purity, integrity, or simplicity. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. Freedom from any quality that can injure; freedom from sin or guilt; purity or simplicity of heart. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12. n. State of being innocent; ; harmlessness ; —freedom from sin or guilt; purity; integrity; rectitude; uprightness;—freedom from a particular charge; blamelessness;— simplicity;—ignorance. Cabinet Dictionary
  13. Purity from injurious action, untainted integrity; freedom from guilt imputed; harmlessness, innoxiousness; simplicity of heart, perhaps with some degree of weakness. Complete Dictionary