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nocent

[noh-suh nt] /ˈnoʊ sənt/
adjective
1.
harmful; injurious.
2.
Archaic. guilty.
Origin of nocent
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English < Latin nocent-, stem of nocēns, present participle of nocēre to do harm; see -ent
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