apologia [ ap-uh-loh-jee-uh ]
1. an apology, as in defense or justification of a belief, idea, etc.
2. Literature. a work written as an explanation or justification of one's motives, convictions, or acts.
apology, explanation, excuse, defense, pretext, apologetics, apologetic
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Origin: 1775–85; < Late Latin < Greek: a speaking in defense. See apo-, log-, -ia
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