vindication
1. [ noun ] the act of vindicating or defending against criticism or censure etc.
Synonyms: whitewash exoneration
Examples:

"friends provided a vindication of his position"

Related terms: clearing justification rehabilitation acquit
2. [ noun ] the justification for some act or belief
Synonyms: defense defence
Examples:

"he offered a persuasive defense of the theory"

Related terms: justification excuse alibi apology vindicate
Similar spelling:   vindicate
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