from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A formal defense or justification. See Synonyms at apology.
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- n. A written defense of a position or belief.
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- n. a formal written defense of something you believe in strongly
Latin, apology; see apology.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)