Meaning of INNOCENCE in English


Pronunciation: ' i-n ə -s ə n(t)s

Function: noun

Date: 14th century

1 a : freedom from guilt or sin through being unacquainted with evil : BLAMELESSNESS b : CHASTITY c : freedom from legal guilt of a particular crime or offense d (1) : freedom from guile or cunning : SIMPLICITY (2) : lack of worldly experience or sophistication e : lack of knowledge : IGNORANCE <written in entire innocence of the Italian language ― E. R. Bentley>

2 : one that is innocent


Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.