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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