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Noun: apology  u'pó-lu-jee
  1. An expression of regret at having caused trouble for someone
    "he wrote a letter of apology to the hostess"
  2. A formal written defence of something you believe in strongly
    - apologia
  3. A poor example
    "it was an apology for a meal";
    - excuse

Derived forms: apologies

Type of: account, acknowledgement, acknowledgment, defence [Brit, Cdn], defense [US], example, exemplum, illustration, instance, representative, vindication

Encyclopedia: Apology