No"cent (?), a. [L. nocens, p.pr. of nocere to hurt. See Nuisance, Noxious.]

1.

Doing hurt, or having a tendency to hurt; hurtful; mischievous; noxious; as, nocent qualities.

I. Watts.

2.

Guilty; -- the opposite of innocent.

[Obs.]

Foxe.

 

© Webster 1913.


No"cent, n.

A criminal.

[Obs.]

Sir T. Browne.

 

© Webster 1913.

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