from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of vindicating or condition of being vindicated.
- n. The defense, such as evidence or argument, that serves to justify a claim or deed.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. the act of vindicating or the state of being vindicated
- n. evidence, facts, statements or arguments that justify a claim or belief
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of vindicating, or the state of being vindicated; defense; justification against denial or censure.
- n. The claiming a thing as one's own; the asserting of a right or title in, or to, a thing.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of vindicating, or the state of being vindicated.
- n. The act of supporting by proof or legal process; the proving of anything to be true or just: as, the vindication of a title, claim, or right.
- n. Defense from wrong or oppression, by force or otherwise; maintenance of a cause against an assailant or enemy: as, the vindication of the rights of man; the vindication of liberties.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of vindicating or defending against criticism or censure etc.
- n. the justification for some act or belief
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Israel is celebrating what it calls a vindication.
A minute he ran the pages, found the passage he was after, nodded his head to himself in vindication, and replaced the book.
How fortunate that his vindication is now so public and is saluted.
Best I can tell, that is because he is clearly more interested in vindication of his holy anger than actually doing things. rapier says:
This strange form of posthumous vindication is the unconscious tribute we lay on the graves of those who died for the Confederacy.
"Earning a bonus every six months is an awful short-term vindication of worth," says Kenneth Feinberg, the U.S. pay czar.
It's so easy to criticize someone elses culture when there is no chance of vindication from the other party.
Perhaps he was waiting/hoping for vindication from the closest thing to a gold standard in academic review — a report on the issue from the National Research Council.
While the White House is feeling good that this is a short - term vindication of the president's diplomatic strategy, they're fully aware that over the long term, they are going to have to show that the six-party talks actually yield some results.
And so while this may be a short-term vindication of the president's diplomatic strategy, in the long term he still has to show there's going to be some progress from these talks.