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Wednesday, April 04, 2001

Definitions for apologia

  1. A formal defense or justification, especially of one's opinions, position, or actions.

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Citations for apologia
Mr. Arbatov is well aware that he was perceived in this country as a spokesman at best and toady at worst for the regime. And he clearly wants this book to serve as his apologia. Bernard Gwertzman, New York Times
I should hasten to add that this volume is neither a dreary academic summary nor a tedious apologia by a politician who has just left office. Jack F. Matlock Jr., New York Times
Origin of apologia
Apologia is from the Greek word meaning "a spoken or written defense," from apologos, "a story," from apo- + logos, "speech."