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Innocence

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Innocence \In"no*cence\, noun [F. innocence, L. innocentia. See {Innocent}.]

1. The state or quality of being innocent; freedom from that which is harmful or infurious; harmlessness.

2. The state or quality of being morally free from guilt or sin; purity of heart; blamelessness.

The silence often of pure innocence Persuades when speaking fails. --Shak.

Banished from man's life his happiest life, Simplicity and spotless innocence! --Milton.

3. The state or quality of being not chargeable for, or guilty of, a particular crime or offense; as, the innocence of the prisoner was clearly shown.

4. Simplicity or plainness, bordering on weakness or silliness; artlessness; ingenuousness. --Chaucer. Shak.

Syn: Harmlessness; innocuousness; blamelessness; purity; sinlessness; guiltlessness.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

innocence

noun

1: the quality of innocent naivete [syn: {artlessness}, {innocence}, {ingenuousness}, {naturalness}]

2: the state of being unsullied by sin or moral wrong; lacking a knowledge of evil [syn: {purity}, {pureness}, {sinlessness}, {innocence}, {whiteness}]

3: a state or condition of being innocent of a specific crime or offense; "the trial established his innocence" [ant: {guilt}, {guiltiness}]


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