Meaning of INNOCENCE in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈi-nə-sən(t)s ]


Date: 14th century


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


(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

3. : bluet

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.