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[noh-suh nt]
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  1. harmful; injurious.
  2. Archaic. guilty.
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Origin of nocent

1400–50; late Middle English < Latin nocent-, stem of nocēns, present participle of nocēre to do harm; see -ent
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Historical Examples

  • This leads to the remark that all parasitic growths are not nocent.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 385, May 19, 1883


  • A court was established under an act of parliament in Dublin, to try the claims of 'nocent' and 'innocent' proprietors.

  • If the proportions of nocent and innocent were the same, an immense number of innocent persons were deprived of their property.

  • The judges, who were Englishmen, declared in their first session that 168 were innocent to 19 nocent.