IN'NOCENT, a. [L.innocens.]1. Properly, not noxious; not producing injury; free from qualities that can injure; harmless; innoxious; as an innocent medicine or remedy.2. Free from guilt; not having done wrong or violated any law; not tainted with sin; pure; upright. In this general sense, no human being that is a moral agent, can be innocent. It is followed by of.3. Free from the guilt of a particular crime or evil action; as, a man is innocent of the crime charged in the indictment.4. Lawful; permitted; as an innocent trade.5. Not contraband; not subject to forfeiture; as innocent goods carried to a belligerent nation.
IN'NOCENT, n. One free from guilt or harm.1. A natural; an idiot. [Unusual.]