vindication

Part of speech: noun

Justification; defense.

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Usage examples "vindication":

  1. An anonymous author of a pamphlet, entitled, An Essay in Vindication of the Continental Colonies of America, seems to have come forward next. - "The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave Trade by the British Parliament (1808), Vol. I", Thomas Clarkson.
  2. Bergamasc sneered at Brescian, and both united in contempt of the Milanese, who, having a burden on their minds, appealed at once to their individual willingness to use the sword in vindication of Milan against its traducers. - "Vittoria, v8", George Meredith.
  3. Heraine would acknowledge my vindication. - "Tales of the Chesapeake", George Alfred Townsend.