|Origin:||Latin, from nocens 'evil', present participle of nocere 'to harm'|
not guilty of a crime [≠ guilty]:
Nobody would believe that I was innocent.
He's innocent of murder.
The court found him innocent and he was released.
people who get hurt or killed in a war or crime although they are not directly involved in it:
Many innocent civilians are among the casualties.
done or said without intending to harm or offend anyone:
He was startled by their angry reaction to his innocent remark.
not having much experience of the bad things in the world, so that you are easily deceived [= naive]:
I was thirteen years old and very innocent.