vindication

[ vin-di-key-shuh n ]
/ ˌvɪn dɪˈkeɪ ʃən /

noun

the act of vindicating.
the state of being vindicated.
defense; excuse; justification: Poverty was a vindication for his thievery.
something that vindicates: Subsequent events were her vindication.

Origin of vindication

1475–85; < Latin vindicātiōn- (stem of vindicātiō), equivalent to vindicāt(us) (see vindicate) + -iōn- -ion
Related formsnon·vin·di·ca·tion, nounre·vin·di·ca·tion, nounself-vin·di·ca·tion, noun
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vindication

/ (ˌvɪndɪˈkeɪʃən) /

noun

the act of vindicating or the condition of being vindicated
a means of exoneration from an accusation
a fact, evidence, circumstance, etc, that serves to vindicate a theory or claim
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