Thursday, July 27, 2006
apologia noun [ap-uh-LOH-jee-uh; -juh] A formal defense or justification, especially of one's opinions, position, or actions.
Definitions for apologia
- A formal defense or justification, especially of one's opinions, position, or actions.
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Citations for apologia
Mr. Arbatov is well aware that he was perceived in this country as a spokesman at best and toady at worst for the regime. And he clearly wants this book to serve as his apologia.
I should hasten to add that this volume is neither a dreary academic summary nor a tedious apologia by a politician who has just left office.
Origin of apologia
Apologia is from the Greek word meaning "a spoken or written defense," from apologos, "a story," from apo- + logos, "speech."