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Synonyms for guiltlessness

a state of innocence

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This judicial system can bring about disadvantages for the accused inasmuch the judge plays the major role in pressing the charge upon the accused person and can nullify and invalidate the presumption of innocence or the guiltlessness statement of the accused person and declare him as a convict.
The reasons include "strategic self-presentation" (64) (not wanting to create a false impression of guilt through lack of cooperation), a "naive faith in the power of their own innocence to set them free," (65) and the "illusion of transparency," (66) a psychological "tendency to overestimate the extent to which others can read one's internal states" such as honesty and guiltlessness.
Odysseus has the official version on his side and is granted the platform to proclaim his greatness and guiltlessness but Penelope and the maids are not given any political stance.
Psychopaths generally have fearless social dominance, are self-centered impulsivity, have superficial charm, guiltlessness, callousness, dishonesty and immunity to anxiety.
In the dock, they waged demarcation disputes over who did what, but they never simulated either lunacy or guiltlessness.
Virtuous implies moral excellence in character and conduct; righteous stresses guiltlessness or blamelessness and often suggests sanctimonious; and noble implies moral eminence and freedom from anything petty, mean, or dubious in conduct and character (moral, 2011).
If the narrative of post-apartheid South Africa requires the end of oppression, the narrative of colonialism requires the guiltlessness of the oppressed.
Individual guiltlessness within a blameworthy system blurs the line between charity and justice.
In exploring this strange phenomenon of guiltlessness about the grossly immoral crimes of Ender's Game, Kessel has convincingly demonstrated the morality of Ender's Game to be effectively an "intention-based morality," as Orson Scott Card is at great pains to present his child-hero, Andrew Wiggin, as innocent and sympathetic despite his killings of other children and his act of alien genocide (81).
Tobin translates, "Oh, Lord Jesus Christ, that you suffered despite your guiltlessness gives me consolation, for in all that I suffer I am guilty; and your salvific death keeps my memory of you alive, and your immaculate blood has coursed through my soul" (89).