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innocence

[in-uh-suh ns] /ˈɪn ə səns/
noun
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.
7.
an innocent person or thing.
8.
bluet (def 1).
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English < Latin innocentia. See innocent, -ence
Related forms
superinnocence, noun
Can be confused
innocence, innocents.
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innocence

/ˈɪnəsəns/
noun
1.
the quality or state of being innocent Archaic word innocency (ˈɪnəsənsɪ)
Word Origin
C14: from Latin innocentia harmlessness, from innocēns doing no harm, blameless, from in-1 + nocēns harming, from nocēre to hurt, harm; see noxious
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