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Meaning of vindication

vin•di•ca•tion

Pronunciation: (vin"di-kā'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of vindicating.
  2. the state of being vindicated.
  3. defense; excuse; justification: Poverty was a vindication for his thievery.
  4. something that vindicates: Subsequent events were her vindication.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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