apologetics

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noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction apol·o·get·ics \ -tiks \

Definition of apologetics

1 :systematic argumentative discourse (see 1discourse 3a) in defense (as of a doctrine)
2 :a branch of theology devoted to the defense of the divine origin and authority of Christianity

First Known Use of apologetics

circa 1733


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