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What does "Apology" mean?

Definition

(n.) An acknowledgment intended as an atonement for some improper or injurious remark or act; an admission to another of a wrong or discourtesy done him, accompanied by an expression of regret (n.) Anything provided as a substitute; a makeshift (n.) Something said or written in defense or justification of what appears to others wrong, or of what may be liable to disapprobation; justification; as, Tertullian's Apology for Christianity (v. i.) To offer an apology


Synonyms apologia


Example: "It was an apology for a meal" Example: "He wrote a letter of apology to the hostess"


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