What is vindication?

  • (noun): The act of vindicating or defending against criticism or censure etc..
    Example: "Friends provided a vindication of his position"
    Synonyms: exoneration
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More definitions of "vindication":

  • (noun): The justification for some act or belief.
    Synonyms: defense, defence

Famous quotes containing the word vindication:

    Both gossip and joking are intrinsically valuable activities. Both are essentially social activities that strengthen interpersonal bonds—we do not tell jokes and gossip to ourselves. As popular activities that evade social restrictions, they often refer to topics that are inaccessible to serious public discussion. Gossip and joking often appear together: when we gossip we usually tell jokes and when we are joking we often gossip as well.
    Aaron Ben-Ze’Ev, Israeli philosopher. “The Vindication of Gossip,” Good Gossip, University Press of Kansas (1994)