apologia[ap′ə lō′jē ə]
apologia definition by Webster's New World
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an apology or formal defense of an idea, religion, etc., esp. such a defense of one's own beliefs or conduct
Origin: Ecclesiastical Late Latin
apologia definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A formal defense or justification. See Synonyms at apology.
Origin: Latin, apology; see apology.