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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Innocent  \In"no*cent\,  a.  [F.  innocent,  L.  innocens,  -entis; 
  pref.  in-  not  +  nocens,  p.  pr  of  nocere  to  harm,  hurt.  See 
  {Noxious}.] 
  1.  Not  harmful;  free  from  that  which  can  injure;  innoxious; 
  innocuous;  harmless;  as  an  innocent  medicine  or  remedy. 
 
  The  spear  Sung  innocent,and  spent  its  force  in  air. 
  --Pope. 
 
  2.  Morally  free  from  guilt;  guiltless;  not  tainted  with  sin; 
  pure;  upright. 
 
  To  offer  up  a  weak,  poor,  innocent  lamb.  --Shak. 
 
  I  have  sinned  in  that  I  have  betrayed  the  innocent 
  blood.  --Matt.  xxvii. 
  4. 
 
  The  aidless,innocent  lady,  his  wished  prey. 
  --Milton. 
 
  3.  Free  from  the  guilt  of  a  particular  crime  or  offense;  as 
  a  man  is  innocent  of  the  crime  charged. 
 
  Innocent  from  the  great  transgression.  --Ps.  xix. 
  13. 
 
  4.  Simple;  artless;  foolish.  --Shak. 
 
  5.  Lawful;  permitted;  as  an  innocent  trade 
 
  6.  Not  contraband;  not  subject  to  forfeiture;  as  innocent 
  goods  carried  to  a  belligerent  nation. 
 
  {Innocent  party}  (Law),a  party  who  has  not  notice  of  a  fact 
  tainting  a  litigated  transaction  with  illegality. 
 
  Syn:  Harmless;  innoxious;  innoffensive;  guiltless;  spotless; 
  immaculate;  pure;  unblamable  blameless;  faultless; 
  guileless;  upright. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Innocent  \In"no*cent\,  n. 
  1.  An  innocent  person;  one  free  from  or  unacquainted  with 
  guilt  or  sin.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  An  unsophisticated  person;  hence  a  child;  a  simpleton;  an 
  idiot.  --B.  Jonson 
 
  In  Scotland  a  natural  fool  was  called  an  innocent. 
  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  {Innocents'  day}  (Eccl.),  Childermas  day 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  innocent 
  adj  1:  free  from  evil  or  guilt;  "an  innocent  child";  "the  principle 
  that  one  is  innocent  until  proved  guilty"  [syn:  {guiltless}, 
  {clean-handed}]  [ant:  {guilty}] 
  2:  lacking  intent  or  capacity  to  injure;  "an  innocent  prank" 
  [syn:  {innocuous}] 
  3:  free  from  sin  [syn:  {impeccant},  {sinless}] 
  4:  lacking  in  sophistication  or  worldliness;  "a  child's 
  innocent  stare";  "his  ingenuous  explanation  that  he  would 
  not  have  burned  the  church  if  he  had  not  thought  the 
  bishop  was  in  it"  [syn:  {ingenuous}] 
  5:  (archaic)  used  of  things  lacking  sense  or  awareness; 
  "ignorant  hope";  "fine  innocent  weather"  [syn:  {ignorant}] 
  n  :  a  person  who  lacks  knowledge  of  evil  [syn:  {inexperienced 
  person}] 




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