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a freeing or clearing from accusation or guilt

a statement that justifies or defends something, such as a past action or policy

Synonyms for vindication

the act of vindicating or defending against criticism or censure etc.

the justification for some act or belief

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In a defeat there would be a roundabout vindication of himself.
A moral vindication was regarded by the youth as a very important thing.
Dexter, I dedicate my life to the vindication of my husband's innocence.
If Sir Percival had lived, the discovery, from which (In my ignorance of the true nature of the Secret) I had hoped so much, could not have been mine to suppress or to make public, as I thought best, for the vindication of Laura's rights.
Of so refined a character, indeed, was their talent of assault under the mask of sympathy, that when Dolly, recovering, embraced her father tenderly, as in vindication of his goodness, Mrs Varden expressed her solemn hope that this would be a lesson to him for the remainder of his life, and that he would do some little justice to a woman's nature ever afterwards--in which aspiration Miss Miggs, by divers sniffs and coughs, more significant than the longest oration, expressed her entire concurrence.
A quiet smile lighted the haughty features of the young Mohican, betraying his knowledge of the English language as well as of the other's meaning; but he suffered it to pass away without vindication of reply.
It was now far too late in Clifford's life for the good opinion of society to be worth the trouble and anguish of a formal vindication.
The vindication of the loved object is the best balm affection can find for its wounds:--"A man must have so much on his mind," is the belief by which a wife often supports a cheerful face under rough answers and unfeeling words.
The most successful justice with respect to solo vindications is Justice Kehoe, with a (grand) total of two.
Only nine criminal cases account for the thirty total vindications of the Fourth Department.
Of the justices with the most total vindications in criminal law, Justice Gorski had the most with four vindications.
Frequently it is as the "author of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman"--as Mary Wollstonecraft's tombstone identifies her--or as Frankenstein's grandmother that Wollstonecraft, one of the first to voice the idea that the personal is political, receives scholarly attention.
This paperback volume provides a wide selection of Wollstonecraft's works, including parts of the more familiar and readily obtainable Vindication of the Rights of Woman and also those pieces not otherwise available outside of the complete works.
Because the Vindication is frequently the piece to represent Wollstonecraft in anthologies, some readers might be surprised by the variety of Wollstonecraft's writing.