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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.
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  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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