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noun [uncountable] innocence pronunciation in British English /ˈɪnəs(ə)ns/
  1. 1
    the state of not being guilty of a crime

    The jury's role is to decide the guilt or innocence of the defendant.

    prove someone's innocence:

    This new evidence would hopefully prove his innocence.

    protest/maintain your innocence (=say that you are not guilty):

    He has continued to protest his innocence throughout his six years in prison.

  2. 2
    lack of experience of life and the bad things people do so that you tend to trust people too much

    She arrived in London with all the naive innocence of a small-town girl.

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