/ˌvɪn dɪˈkeɪ ʃən/
the act of
the state of being
defense; excuse; justification:
Poverty was a vindication for his thievery.
Subsequent events were her vindication.
), equivalent to
the act of vindicating or the condition of being vindicated
a means of exoneration from an accusation
a fact, evidence, circumstance, etc, that serves to vindicate a theory or claim
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Alas, a dark cloud hangs over the mood of vindication.
The vindication came not from fossils, or from specimens of living creatures, or from dissection of their organs.
He's not interested in evidence that would offer vindication.
But it is not enough to shrug and wait for that joyous feeling of vindication.
Vindication and vindictiveness can morph into one another.
Some measure of a feeling of vindication is justified.
The book was quickly brandished by the left as vindication of social democracy.
The deliverymen hailed the settlement as a vindication of their rights.
The discovery was a vindication for some and a surprise to others.
Scientists know that without experimental vindication their proposals are likely to wither.
Then came the fiscal crisis and, with it, barely acknowledged vindication.
Truth is generally the best vindication against slander.
All this would be vindication of his father's science.
Delayed vindication may even be more satisfying, something to relish.
They feared that if their punishment stopped at censure, he would claim vindication, light a cigar and lose not a moment's sleep.
But it is not unprecedented, especially when a wealthy defendant is involved or moral vindication is at stake.
Ethicists and pastors searched for the appropriate space between vindication and vengeance.
Eric, certainly a tiny bit of you must feel some sort of vindication.
Vigorous enforcement is critical because it offers immediate and public vindication of certain bedrock principles.
Nor is a respondent's interest in personal vindication.
Where misconduct occurs in open court, the affront to the court's dignity is more widely observed, justifying summary vindication.
A vindication of the rights of woman with strictures on moral and political subjects.
A vindication of natural society a view of the miseries and evils arising to mankind.
A vindication of the rights of men and a vindication of the rights of woman.