Definition of vindication :
1. The act of vindicating, or the state of being vindicated; defense; justification against denial or censure; as, the vindication of opinions; his vindication is complete.
2. The claiming a thing as one's own; the asserting of a right or title in, or to, a thing.
defense mechanism, plea, denial, defense team, acknowledgment, excuse, defensive structure, defense reaction, defending team, defence reaction, attack, apologetic, justification, defense, defence force, defense force, defensive measure, defense lawyers, law, defence, apologia, defence mechanism, confession, demurrer
acquittal (part of speech: noun)
forgiveness (part of speech: noun)
vindication (part of speech: noun)
defense (part of speech: noun)
- Her womanly pride, she would have said in vindication of it: but Cecilia Halkett's pride went far beyond the merely womanly. - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
- By one violent effort I summoned up my courage; and while I resolved to limit the few words I should say merely to my vindication, I prepared to advance. - "Charles O'Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 2 (of 2)", Charles Lever.
- But whether it were right or wrong, there was no failure of her determination to go to Pleydon in the vindication of her existence. - "Linda Condon", Joseph Hergesheimer.