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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. [1913 Webster] The spear Sung innocent, and spent its force in air. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 2. Morally free from guilt; guiltless; not tainted with sin; pure; upright. [1913 Webster] To offer up a weak, poor, innocent lamb. --Shak. [1913 Webster] I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. --Matt. xxvii. 4. [1913 Webster] The aidless, innocent lady, his wished prey. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 3. Free from the guilt of a particular crime or offense; as, a man is innocent of the crime charged. [1913 Webster] Innocent from the great transgression. --Ps. xix. 13. [1913 Webster] 4. Simple; artless; foolish. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 5. Lawful; permitted; as, an innocent trade. [1913 Webster] 6. Not contraband; not subject to forfeiture; as, innocent goods carried to a belligerent nation. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]