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ap·o·lo·gi·a

 (ăp′ə-lō′jē-ə, -jə)
n.
A formal defense or justification. See Synonyms at apology.

[Latin, apology; see apology.]
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apologia

(ˌæpəˈləʊdʒɪə)
n
a formal written defence of a cause or one's beliefs or conduct
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ap•o•lo•gi•a

(ˌæp əˈloʊ dʒi ə)

n., pl. -gi•as.
a defense or justification of one's beliefs, attitudes, or actions.
[1775–85; < Late Latin < Greek]
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apologia

a formal apology, especially on behalf of some belief or doctrine.
See also: Religion
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.apologia - a formal written defense of something you believe in stronglyapologia - a formal written defense of something you believe in strongly
vindication, defense, defence - the justification for some act or belief; "he offered a persuasive defense of the theory"
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apologia

noun defence, case, argument, explanation, plea, apology, justification The left have seen the work as an apologia for privilege.
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apologia

noun
A statement that justifies or defends something, such as a past action or policy:
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Translations

apologia

[ˌæpəˈleʊdʒɪə] Napología f
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apologia

[ˌæpəˈləʊdʒɪə] (formal) napologie f
an apologia for sth → une apologie de qch
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apologia

nRechtfertigung f, → Apologie f (also Philos)
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References in classic literature ?
He came under the influence of Newman's Apologia; the picturesqueness of the Roman Catholic faith appealed to his esthetic sensibility; and it was only the fear of his father's wrath (a plain, blunt man of narrow ideas, who read Macaulay) which prevented him from 'going over.' When he only got a pass degree his friends were astonished; but he shrugged his shoulders and delicately insinuated that he was not the dupe of examiners.
'Apologia pro Vita Sua' (Apology for My Life), one of the secondary literary masterpieces of the century.
The term [phrase omitted] (apologia) means not so much apology as "speech in defense" or even "explanation." But whatever we call it, I do not suggest that we read this speech for practical advice on criminal defense strategy--and not just because Socrates lost his case.
In producing 'Ang Apologia ni Sokrates,' a Filipino stage version of Socrates' 'Apology,' the Ateneo de Manila Philosophy Department dealt with the challenge of making a 4th-century intellectual one-man discourse relevant to college students with a short attention span.
The five apologies are &lt;/Apoligia de "In Principio erat Sermo"/&gt;, Apologia de Loco "Omnes Quidem Resurgemus"/&gt;, &lt;/Apologia Adversus Debacchationes Petri Sutoris Appendix Respondens ad Quaedam Antapologiae Petri Sutoris/&gt;,&lt;/Apologia Adversus Articulos Aliquot per Monachos Quosdam in Hispaniis Exhibitos/&gt;, and &lt;/Admonitio Adversus Mendacium et Obtrectationem/&gt;.
Furthermore, organizations and individuals depend on the mass media to transmit a transgressor's apologia to the public.
El propio Newman explica en su Apologia pro vita sua (1864) que la razon que le llevo a escribir el Tracto 90 fue mostrar que los Articulos eran susceptibles de una interpretacion catolica: <<La antigua verdad catolica ...
Theatre Apologia, Trafalgar Studios, London STOCKARD Channing, star of Grease and The West Wing, is scarily brilliant as an embittered 60s radical in Alexi Kay Campbell's drama.
Speaking at the afterparty for London show Apologia, Simon added: "There's no reason why a woman shouldn't earn the same as a man if she has the same qualities."
The actress, who will soon be seen starring opposite Stockard Channing and Laura Carmichael in the play Apologia at Trafalgar Studios in London, starred as Martha Jones, the companion to David Tennant's Doctor.