vindication

[ vin-di-key-shuhn ]
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noun
  1. the act of vindicating.

  2. the state of being vindicated.

  1. defense; excuse; justification: Poverty was a vindication for his thievery.

  2. something that vindicates: Subsequent events were her vindication.

Origin of vindication

1
First recorded in 1475–85; from Latin vindicātiōn-, stem of vindicātiō “defense, punishment, vengeance”; equivalent to vindicate + -ion

Other words from vindication

  • non·vin·di·ca·tion, noun
  • re·vin·di·ca·tion, noun
  • self-vin·di·ca·tion, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for vindication

vindication

/ (ˌvɪndɪˈkeɪʃən) /


noun
  1. the act of vindicating or the condition of being vindicated

  2. a means of exoneration from an accusation

  1. a fact, evidence, circumstance, etc, that serves to vindicate a theory or claim

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