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Noun: vindication  ,vin-di'key-shun
  1. The act of vindicating or defending against criticism or censure etc.
    "friends provided a vindication of his position";
    - exoneration
  2. The justification for some act or belief
    "he offered a persuasive vindication of the theory";
    - defense [US], defence [Brit, Cdn], account

Derived forms: vindications

Type of: clearing, justification

Encyclopedia: Vindication