Meaning of INNOCENCE in English

/in"euh seuhns/ , 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).

9. See blue-eyed Mary .

[ 1300-50; ME innocentia. See INNOCENT, -ENCE ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .