innocent


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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.
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            The spear
            Sung innocent, and spent its force in air. --Pope.
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   2. Morally free from guilt; guiltless; not tainted with sin;
      pure; upright.
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            To offer up a weak, poor, innocent lamb. --Shak.
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            I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent
            blood.                                --Matt. xxvii.
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            The aidless, innocent lady, his wished prey.
                                                  --Milton.
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   3. Free from the guilt of a particular crime or offense; as,
      a man is innocent of the crime charged.
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            Innocent from the great transgression. --Ps. xix.
                                                  13.
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   4. Simple; artless; foolish. --Shak.
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   5. Lawful; permitted; as, an innocent trade.
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   6. Not contraband; not subject to forfeiture; as, innocent
      goods carried to a belligerent nation.
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   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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Innocent \In"no*cent\, n.
   1. An innocent person; one free from, or unacquainted with,
      guilt or sin. --Shak.
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   2. An unsophisticated person; hence, a child; a simpleton; an
      idiot. --B. Jonson.
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            In Scotland a natural fool was called an innocent.
                                                  --Sir W.
                                                  Scott.
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   Innocents' day (Eccl.), Childermas day.
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