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VINDICATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does vindication mean? 

VINDICATION (noun)
  The noun VINDICATION has 2 senses:

1. the act of vindicating or defending against criticism or censure etc.
2. the justification for some act or belief

  Familiarity information: VINDICATION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


VINDICATION (noun)


Sense 1vindication [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of vindicating or defending against criticism or censure etc.

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

vindication; exoneration

Context example:

friends provided a vindication of his position

Hypernyms ("vindication" is a kind of...):

clearing (the act of freeing from suspicion)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "vindication"):

justification (the act of defending or explaining or making excuses for by reasoning)

rehabilitation (vindication of a person's character and the re-establishment of that person's reputation)


Sense 2vindication [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The justification for some act or belief

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

vindication; defence; defense

Context example:

he offered a persuasive defense of the theory

Hypernyms ("vindication" is a kind of...):

justification (a statement in explanation of some action or belief)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "vindication"):

apologia; apology (a formal written defense of something you believe in strongly)

alibi ((law) a defense by an accused person purporting to show that he or she could not have committed the crime in question)

alibi; exculpation; excuse; self-justification (a defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc.)


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