Definitions for vindicationˌvɪn dɪˈkeɪ ʃən
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
vin•di•ca•tionˌvɪn dɪˈkeɪ ʃən(n.)
the act of vindicating or the state of being vindicated.
an excuse or justification.
something that vindicates.
Origin of vindication:
1475–85; < L
the act of vindicating or defending against criticism or censure etc.
"friends provided a vindication of his position"
defense, defence, vindication(noun)
the justification for some act or belief
"he offered a persuasive defense of the theory"
the act of vindicating or the state of being vindicated
evidence, facts, statements or arguments that justify a claim or belief
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
the claiming a thing as one's own; the asserting of a right or title in, or to, a thing
The Roycroft Dictionary
The subtlest form of irony.