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1. The act of vindicating or condition of being vindicated.
2. Something that provides evidence or support for a claim or argument: "The swim was a vindication of women's capability as athletes" (Glenn Stout).
1. the act of vindicating or the condition of being vindicated
2. a means of exoneration from an accusation
3. a fact, evidence, circumstance, etc, that serves to vindicate a theory or claim
vin•di•ca•tion(ˌvɪn dɪˈkeɪ ʃən)
1. the act of vindicating or the state of being vindicated.
2. an excuse or justification.
3. something that vindicates.
[1475–85; < Latin]
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|Noun||1.||vindication - the act of vindicating or defending against criticism or censure etc.; "friends provided a vindication of his position"|
justification - the act of defending or explaining or making excuses for by reasoning; "the justification of barbarous means by holy ends"- H.J.Muller
rehabilitation - vindication of a person's character and the re-establishment of that person's reputation
clearing - the act of freeing from suspicion
|2.||vindication - the justification for some act or belief; "he offered a persuasive defense of the theory"|
justification - a statement in explanation of some action or belief
alibi - (law) a defense by an accused person purporting to show that he or she could not have committed the crime in question
1. exoneration, pardon, acquittal, dismissal, discharge, amnesty, absolution, exculpating, exculpation He insisted on a complete vindication from the libel jury.