The definition of an apology is a formal written or spoken declaration of someone's sorrow or regret over having harmed someone else.(noun)
An example of an apology is a child saying he is sorry for hitting another.
See apology in Webster's New World College Dictionary
noun pl. apologies
Origin: LL(Ec) apologia < Gr, a speaking in defense < apologeisthai, to speak in defense < apo-, from + logos, speech: see logic
See apology in American Heritage Dictionary 4
noun pl. a·pol·o·gies
Origin: Latin apologia
Origin: , from Greek apologiā
Origin: : apo-, apo-
Origin: + logos, speech; see leg- in Indo-European roots.
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