- 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 of vindicationLate Middle English vyndycacion from Classical Latin vindicatio, a claiming from vindicare: see vindicate
- The act of vindicating or condition of being vindicated.
- Something that provides evidence or support for a claim or argument: “The swim was a vindication of women's capability as athletes” ( Glenn Stout )