vindication

noun
vin·​di·​ca·​tion | \ ˌvin-də-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce vindication (audio) \

Definition of vindication

: an act of vindicating : the state of being vindicated specifically : justification against denial or censure : defense

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Examples of vindication in a Sentence

recanted testimony that resulted in a long-overdue vindication
Recent Examples on the Web For Trump’s loyalists, the acquittal offers a vindication of sorts and a fresh connection to the former president’s fiery base. Steve Peoples, Anchorage Daily News, "After impeachment acquittal, Trump remains dominant in GOP," 14 Feb. 2021 For Trump's loyalists, the acquittal offers a vindication of sorts and a fresh connection to the former president's fiery base. Steve Peoples, Star Tribune, "After impeachment acquittal, Trump remains dominant in GOP," 14 Feb. 2021 For Trump’s loyalists, the acquittal offers a vindication of sorts and a fresh connection to the former president's fiery base. Steve Peoples, ajc, "After impeachment acquittal, Trump remains dominant in GOP," 14 Feb. 2021 For Trump’s loyalists, the acquittal offers a vindication of sorts and a fresh connection to the former president's fiery base. Steve Peoples, BostonGlobe.com, "Trump remains dominant force in GOP following acquittal," 13 Feb. 2021 Among the Communist Party leaders, a sense of vindication is palpable. New York Times, "Power, Patriotism and 1.4 Billion People: How China Beat the Virus and Roared Back," 5 Feb. 2021 The non-move might serve as vindication to today’s pandejos and maskholes, who use a lot of the same whines that their counterparts did a century ago. Los Angeles Times, "Column: During the 1918 flu pandemic, L.A. didn’t make masks mandatory. It was a poor choice," 29 Dec. 2020 With a breathtaking second half that served as vindication for USC coach Clay Helton and a staggering setback for UCLA counterpart Chip Kelly, the No. 15 Trojans kept coming back Saturday evening during a 43-38 victory in front of an empty stadium. Ben Bolch, Los Angeles Times, "Big final quarter gives USC an exciting comeback win over rival UCLA," 12 Dec. 2020 They were set to enjoy another massive vindication, while the media would once again be discredited. Joseph Simonson, Washington Examiner, "The 2020 election and groyper osmosis," 10 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of vindication

1613, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of vindication was in 1613

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24 Feb 2021

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“Vindication.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vindication. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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