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 Read the full statement from White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham: Today, the sham impeachment attempt concocted by Democrats ended in the full vindication and exoneration of President Donald J. Trump. Staff, USA TODAY, "Read the White House's response to Trump's acquittal in the Senate impeachment trial," 5 Feb. 2020 Many sotoleros now see a chance for vindication through broader international acceptance of their Mexican distilling tradition. Tom Benning, Dallas News, "How the obscure liquor sotol has stirred border passions in Texas, Mexico over Trump’s USMCA trade deal," 29 Jan. 2020 Trump, meanwhile, has been hoping the trial will serve as an opportunity for vindication., "You're using a browser set to private or incognito mode.," 21 Dec. 2019 Trump hailed the inspector general's report as vindication for his long-running accusations that the FBI's former leaders schemed to carry out a coup to remove him from office - accusations Horowitz's findings implicitly reject. Anchorage Daily News, "Inspector general says Barr’s handpicked prosecutor failed to convince him FBI was wrong to open Trump campaign probe," 11 Dec. 2019 But viewers of opposing stripes in the comment section saw only vindication. Washington Post, "Doctored images have become a fact of life for political campaigns. When they’re disproved, believers ‘just don’t care.’," 14 Jan. 2020 Of those 22, Mr Trump has found full satisfaction nine times and partial vindication three times. The Economist, "The Supreme Court rebuffs Donald Trump’s bid to hasten executions," 8 Dec. 2019 What Trump saw as fantastic vindication Democrats saw as further proof of dirty and quite probably (for them) impeachable deeds. CBS News, "What happened in the impeachment inquiry this week?," 1 Nov. 2019 And the mushrooms, Campanur says, have come back, part of a powerful vindication of the town’s indigenous identity. Michael Snyder, Los Angeles Times, "An indigenous community in Mexico finds its voice — and strength — in wild mushrooms," 7 Oct. 2019

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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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18 Feb 2020

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“Vindication.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2020.

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