Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
the branch of theology having to do with the defense and proofs of Christianity
Origin: see apologetic
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noun (used with a sing. verb)
- The branch of theology that is concerned with defending or proving the truth of Christian doctrines.
- Formal argumentation in defense of something, such as a position or system.