vindicator

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n vindicator a person who argues to defend or justify some policy or institution "an apologist for capital punishment"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Vindicator One who vindicates; one who justifies or maintains.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n vindicator One who vindicates; one who justifies, maintains, or defends.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Vindicator one who vindicates:—fem. Vin′dicātress
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
LL., an avenger
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. vindicāre, -ātumvis, vim, power, dicāre, to proclaim, dicĕre, to say; others trace to the root of venia, favour.

Usage

In literature:

Stone was never tried and never vindicated.
"Lincoln" by Nathaniel Wright Stephenson
In music, it might be thought, Germany had already vindicated its spiritual liberty.
"Imaginary Portraits" by Walter Pater
Captain West had vindicated himself, exposited himself.
"The Mutiny of the Elsinore" by Jack London
Nevertheless it would, in his judgment, be for his service and for their own honour that they should publicly vindicate themselves.
"The History of England from the Accession of James II." by Thomas Babington Macaulay
Sarsfield now fully vindicated the favourable opinion which his French patrons had formed of him.
"The History of England from the Accession of James II." by Thomas Babington Macaulay
The truth is that the just Vindication consists chiefly of garbled extracts from the Areopagitica of Milton.
"The History of England from the Accession of James II." by Thomas Babington Macaulay
The worth of the thing signified must vindicate our taste for the emblem.
"Essays, Second Series" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Back to be vindicated.
"Tom Swift and his Airship" by Victor Appleton
The paper, however, rapidly grew in favor and influence and thoroughly vindicated the right of free discussion of the slavery question.
"The Anti-Slavery Crusade" by Jesse Macy
We will see my father again, and decide what steps shall be taken to procure his vindication.
"Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon" by Jules Verne
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In poetry:

Daniel (in the den.)
Hail! King Darius!
The God I serve has shut the lions' mouths,
To vindicate my innocence.
"Daniel. A Sacred Drama" by Hannah More
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
Be strong, young mower of the-grain;
That love shall overmatch disdain,
Its instincts soon or late
The heart shall vindicate.
"The Maids Of Attitash" by John Greenleaf Whittier
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
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

In news:

The Iron Dome, Reagan vindicated.
Contractor feels 'vindicated' in two-year ordeal.
Nabokov Theory on Butterfly Evolution Is Vindicated.
Justin Bieber is vindicated after that dangerous freeway chase with the paparazzi in Los Angeles earlier this month.
The vindication of a 700 year old tragedy begins.
Lewis The Vindicator Girard's Bryan Daugherty tackles Red Devil 's Richard Bledsoe during 1 rst half action Friday at Campbell.
Shale Sheet Fracking , a Youngstown Vindicator blog.
Muammar Gaddafi 's death could be moment of vindication for President Obama.
NICK MAYS l THE VINDICATOR (20) Ross Gould of Poland is tackled by (23) T.K.
A Great iOS Google Maps Product Vindicates Apple's Strategy.
Hartley widow says Zeta arrest brings vindication.
Mackenzie 's ideals vindicated.
How WikiLeaks vindicated Bush's anti-terrorism strategy.
In Which Smokers Are (Somewhat) Vindicated .
John Travolta ' vindicated ' in sex suit.
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In science:

The use of RMT vindicates the Brink– Axel hypothesis.
Random Matrices and Chaos in Nuclear Physics
This synthesis is not achieved yet but curiously enough its outcome may turn out to vindicate Parmenidean view that time and change are not fundamental reality.
Zeno meets modern science
Contrary to what Popper was “inclined to predict”, this experiment contradicts his own approach and vindicates conventional QM.
Popper's test of quantum mechanics and two-photon "ghost" diffraction
This vindicated Weinberg’s counting in that channel.
Working Group Summary: Chiral Dynamics in Few-Nucleon Systems
Such an inter-frame experiment would not need to be performed more than once to establish the principle of relativity in the most spectacular way; a single splitting of causality would suffice to vindicate both the Lorentz transformation rule (1) and our insistence on the need for the quantum causality rule.
Proposed split-causality test of the relativity principle
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