- Vindication is defined as the act of justifying or clearing someone of blame.
The result of a trial that cleared a suspect of a crime is an example of vindication.
- Vindication is the feeling that someone’s opinion or belief was justified.
An example of vindication is appreciation given to a mother for her strict discipline after her children are older.
- a vindicating or being vindicated
- a fact or circumstance that vindicates, or justifies
Origin: L Middle English vyndycacion from Classical Latin vindicatio, a claiming from vindicare: see vindicate
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- The act of vindicating or condition of being vindicated.
- The defense, such as evidence or argument, that serves to justify a claim or deed.