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English definition of “innocence”

innocence

noun [U]     /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).InnocentInexperienced (of people)Naive and trusting 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.
(Definition of innocence noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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