apologia

[ ap-uh-loh-jee-uh ]
/ ˌæp əˈloʊ dʒi ə /

noun

an apology, as in defense or justification of a belief, idea, etc.
Literature. a work written as an explanation or justification of one's motives, convictions, or acts.

Nearby words

  1. apollonius of rhodes,
  2. apollos,
  3. apollyon,
  4. apologetic,
  5. apologetics,
  6. apologia pro vita sua,
  7. apological,
  8. apologise,
  9. apologist,
  10. apologize

Origin of apologia

1775–85; < Late Latin < Greek: a speaking in defense. See apo-, log-, -ia

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British Dictionary definitions for apologia

apologia

/ (ˌæpəˈləʊdʒɪə) /

noun

a formal written defence of a cause or one's beliefs or conduct
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Word Origin and History for apologia

apologia

n.

see apology.

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