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Apology synonyms
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A defense or justification of an individual’s act or failure to act; a defense in criminal law that an individual’s actions cannot constitute a crime because of coercion, or some other cause that places the actions beyond the individual’s volition or control. A defense or justification of an individual’s act or failure to act; a defense in criminal law that an individual’s actions cannot constitute a crime because of coercion, or some other cause that places the actions beyond the individual’s volition or control.
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  1. A defense or justification of an individual’s act or failure to act; a defense in criminal law that an individual’s actions cannot constitute a crime because of coercion, or some other cause that places the actions beyond the individual’s volition or control. A defense or justification of an individual’s act or failure to act; a defense in criminal law that an individual’s actions cannot constitute a crime because of coercion, or some other cause that places the actions beyond the individual’s volition or control.
  2. (Informal) An inferior example:
  3. A pretended reason for conduct; pretext
Plural form of regret
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A special answer in an equity action, setting forth in lieu of a detailed response a basis for dismissing, delaying, or barring the suit.
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  1. A special answer in an equity action, setting forth in lieu of a detailed response a basis for dismissing, delaying, or barring the suit.
  2. A statement in defense or justification; excuse
  3. An excuse; a pretext:
Something, such as a fact or circumstance, that justifies:
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  1. Something, such as a fact or circumstance, that justifies:
  2. A showing of an appropriate reason for one’s actions. A showing of an appropriate reason for one’s actions.
  3. A reason, explanation, or excuse which provides convincing, morally acceptable support for behavior or for a belief or occurrence.
Something that excuses; extenuating or justifying factor
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  1. Something that excuses; extenuating or justifying factor
  2. A pretended reason for conduct; pretext
  3. (Informal) An inferior example:
An acknowledgment of a personal error or fault.
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  1. An acknowledgment of a personal error or fault.
  2. An apology or an acknowledgment of guilt
Sorrow over a person or thing gone, lost, etc.
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  1. Sorrow over a person or thing gone, lost, etc.
  2. A troubled feeling or remorse over something that has happened, esp. over something that one has done or left undone
  3. A sense of loss and longing for someone or something gone or passed out of existence:
A formal defense or apology.
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  1. A formal defense or apology.
  2. A formal defense, often written, of a belief, cause, etc.
An apology or formal defense of an idea, religion, etc., esp. such a defense of one's own beliefs or conduct
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  1. An apology or formal defense of an idea, religion, etc., esp. such a defense of one's own beliefs or conduct
  2. A written defense of a position or belief.
  3. A formal defense or justification.
(Sports) The act or an instance of defending a championship against a challenger:
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  1. (Sports) The act or an instance of defending a championship against a challenger:
  2. Collectively, the attorneys representing a defendant and any laypeople assisting them in their efforts, particularly in a criminal trial. In litigation, generally a factual denial or an assertion of facts or law that counters or negates a claim made by the other party. See also self defense. Collectively, the attorneys representing a defendant and any laypeople assisting them in their efforts, particularly in a criminal trial. In litigation, generally a factual denial or an assertion of facts or law that counters or negates a claim made by the other party. See also self defense.
  3. Justification or support by speech or writing; vindication
(Christian Theol.) The state or condition, necessary for salvation, of being blameless or absolved of the guilt of sin
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  1. (Christian Theol.) The state or condition, necessary for salvation, of being blameless or absolved of the guilt of sin
  2. Something, such as a fact or circumstance, that justifies:
  3. A reason, explanation, or excuse which provides convincing, morally acceptable support for behavior or for a belief or occurrence.
The act of vindicating or the state of being vindicated.
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  1. The act of vindicating or the state of being vindicated.
  2. Something that provides evidence or support for a claim or argument:
  3. Evidence, facts, statements, or arguments that justify a claim or belief.
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