innocence

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state of innocence blamelessness , guiltlessness , inculpability , inculpableness
act that despoils the innocence or beauty of something defloration
innocence-proving exculpatory
lapse into sin; a loss of innocence or of chastity fall
(classical mythology) the first and best age of the world, a time of ideal happiness, prosperity, and innocence; by extension, any flourishing and outstanding period Golden Age
(criminal law) a plea in which the defendant claims innocence due to mental incompetence at the time insanity plea , plea of insanity
primitive method of determining a person's guilt or innocence by subjecting the accused person to dangerous or painful tests believed to be under divine control; escape was usually taken as a sign of innocence ordeal , trial by ordeal
innocence of rural life pastoral
(law) the determination of a person's innocence or guilt by due process of law trial
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