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innocencenoun [U]

uk   /ˈɪn.ə.səns/ us   /ˈɪn.ə.səns/
C1 the fact that someone is not guilty of a crime: She pleaded her innocence, but no one believed her. He was led away, protesting his innocence (= saying he was not guilty).
C2 the quality of not having much experience of life and not knowing about the bad things that happen in life: She has a child-like innocence which I find very appealing.

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(Definition of innocence from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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innocencenoun [U]

us   /ˈɪn·ə·səns/
lack of guilt: He acts like he doesn’t have to prove his innocence.
(Definition of innocence from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “innocence”
in Arabic بَراءة…
in Korean 무죄…
in Portuguese inocência…
in Catalan innocència…
in Japanese 無罪…
in Chinese (Simplified) 无罪, 天真…
in Turkish suçsuzluk, masumiyet, saflık…
in Russian невиновность, невинность…
in Chinese (Traditional) 無罪, 天真, 無辜…
in Italian innocenza…
in Polish niewinność…
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