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

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

apology, explanation, excuse, defense, pretext, apologetics, apologetic

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British Dictionary definitions for apologia


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


see apology.

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