• WordNet 3.6
    • n vindication the act of vindicating or defending against criticism or censure etc. "friends provided a vindication of his position"
    • n vindication the justification for some act or belief "he offered a persuasive defense of the theory"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Vindication The act of vindicating, or the state of being vindicated; defense; justification against denial or censure; as, the vindication of opinions; his vindication is complete. "Occasion for the vindication of this passage in my book."
    • Vindication (Civil Law) The claiming a thing as one's own; the asserting of a right or title in, or to, a thing.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n vindication The act of vindicating, or the state of being vindicated. A justification against denial or censure, or against objections or accusations.
    • n vindication The act of supporting by proof or legal process; the proving of anything to be true or just: as, the vindication of a title, claim, or right.
    • n vindication Defense from wrong or oppression, by force or otherwise; maintenance of a cause against an assailant or enemy: as, the vindication of the rights of man; the vindication of liberties.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Vindication act of vindicating: defence: justification: support
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. vindicatio, a laying claim, defense, vindication. See Vindicate
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. vindicāre, -ātumvis, vim, power, dicāre, to proclaim, dicĕre, to say; others trace to the root of venia, favour.


In literature:

This will tend to Mr. Carre's Vindication, if he has done his Duty.
"Trial of Mary Blandy"
Mr. Conway, in order to vindicate Randolph, has sacrificed so far as he could nearly every conspicuous public man of that period.
"George Washington, Vol. II" by Henry Cabot Lodge
Why did he not then vindicate his power and glory?
"The Young Captives" by Erasmus W. Jones
Her liberty she had vindicated by a just and necessary revolution.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol XII." by Arthur Mee
We have said enough to vindicate our assumed chronology and justify our readjustment of the calendar.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. 17, No. 97, January, 1876" by Various
Here is a principle that has been vindicated through all history and needs vindication now.
"Principles of Freedom" by Terence J. MacSwiney
Stupid idiot that I was, to think of writing her an apology to vindicate my innocent share of the scene at the Odeon!
"The Cross of Berny" by Emile de Girardin
The task of vindication is ignoble.
"Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol 6" by Various
He appealed to the laws of the land to vindicate his reputation and punish his assailants.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 09, No. 51, January, 1862" by Various
Dr. Burnet's Vindication of the Ordination of the Church of England.
"An Historical Relation Of The Island Ceylon In The East Indies" by Robert Knox

In poetry:

The Lord with indignation heard,
And caused his wrath to flame;
His terrors ever stand prepared
To vindicate his name.
"Psalm 78 part 2" by Isaac Watts
To vindicate my words and thoughts
I'll make no more pretence;
Not one of all my thousand faults
Can bear a just defence.
"Hymn 86" by Isaac Watts
The scourgings of a God whose justice
And fearful judgments move apace,
And faithful ever in their office
To vindicate an injured race.
"Admonition" by James Madison Bell
Thus doth th' eternal Spirit own
And seal the mission of the Son;
The Father vindicates his cause,
While he hangs bleeding on the cross.
"Hymn 137" by Isaac Watts
But as unto the least of Thine 'tis done,
'Neath night's dark cover, or the blazing sun,
So is it done to Thee, and Thou wilt yet
Thy majesty and power vindicate!
"The Divine Mission" by Alfred Gibbs Campbell
Whose blood, infused in ours in War's emprise,
To vindicate one Sceptre, sword, and tongue,—
As ours perchance may help to keep them wise,—
Hath made us young.
"A Royal Home-Coming" by Alfred Austin

In news:

President Obama's strategy in Libya could be vindicated by a rebel victory, but critics say it could have happened sooner.
Libya endgame may vindicate Obama's strategy.
MJC teacher on a mission to vindicate state rock.
YSU report card The Vindicator 's Joe Scalzo grades the 2012 Penguins.
A list of services, ceremonies and other events for Veterans Day as submitted to The Vindicator .
A Great iOS Google Maps Product Vindicates Apple 's Strategy.
This is a true vindication for me and all people ...
Shale Sheet Fracking, a Youngstown Vindicator blog .
Burberry 's Fashion Faux Pas Vindicated.
Attorney says victim feels vindicated by guilty verdict in criminal case.
ROBERT K YOSAY THE VINDICATOR --.Canfields #21 Conner Kesner - is tied up after making a first down in first qquarter action - as he is brought down by Niles #60 Nick Lardas and #24 Chris Hillier.-Niles at Canfield.
ADELAIDE, January 21, 2011 (AFP) – Lance Armstrong said Friday he is confident of being vindicated following the most recent report to focus the doping spotlight on the Tour de France icon.
'I feel fully vindicated ' says former UW football coach.
'God Particle' Scientist Vindicated 50 Years Later.
Second episode of 'Homeland' Season 2 vindicates Carrie.

In science:

This compares very well with a numerical RW algorithm result , which yields an effective CPA exponent β ≃ 0.69, nicely vindicating the multifractal description [100].
Conformal Fractal Geometry and Boundary Quantum Gravity
This is the reason why the scientists who assume incoherent behavior without introducing ob jective randomness find experimental vindication of their predictions.
From Knowledge, Knowability and the Search for Objective Randomness to a New Vision of Complexity
This is enough to vindicate our main claim, but it is interesting to learn more about the spin connection and its relationship with anholonomy.
Spin and Anholonomy in General Relativity
Either this idea must be vindicated, or some other (maybe more technical) notions that describe rigorously the distinction between rotation and non-rotation must be invoked and justified.
On the Persistence of Homogeneous Matter
This can also be considered as a vindication of the result of Lemma 2.3.
Embedding simple commutative monoids into simple refinement monoids