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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 in·no·cence /ˈɪnəsən(t)s/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·no·cence n.
 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.
 Syn: -- Harmlessness; innocuousness; blamelessness; purity; sinlessness; guiltlessness.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the quality of innocent naivete [syn: artlessness, ingenuousness,
      2: the state of being free from sin or moral wrong; lacking a
         knowledge of evil [syn: purity, sinlessness]
      3: a state or condition of being innocent of a specific crime
         or offense; "the trial established his innocence" [ant: guilt]