guiltless

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From Middle English giltles, gultles, gyltles, from Old English *gyltlēas, equivalent to guilt +‎ -less. Compare Old English sċyldlēas (guiltless).

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guiltless (comparative more guiltless, superlative most guiltless)

  1. Free from guilt; innocent.
  2. Without experience or trial; unacquainted (with).
  3. (humorous) Not encumbered with; free from.
    • 1887, Harriet W. Daly, Digging, Squatting, and Pioneering Life in the Northern Territory of South Australia, page 301:
      Their spears, wommeras, and boomerangs are guiltless of ornamentation, and save in a very few instances no idea of art seems to belong to the race.

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