Origin of vindication
Examples from the Web for revindication
The suppression of religion as the happiness of the people is the revindication of its real happiness.Communism and Christianism|William Montgomery Brown
British Dictionary definitions for revindication
Word Origin and History for revindication
late 15c., "act of avenging, revenge," from Latin vindicationem (nominative vindicatio) "act of claiming or avenging," from vindicare "to set free, lay claim to, assert, avenge" (related to vindicta "revenge"), probably from vim dicare "to show authority," from vim, accusative of vis "force" + root of dicere "to say" (see diction). Meaning "justification by proof, defense against censure" is attested from 1640s.