Vin`di*ca"tion (?), n. [L. vindicatio a laying claim, defense, vindication. See Vindicate.]
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.
Occasion for the vindication of this passage in my book.
The claiming a thing as one's own; the asserting of a right or title in, or to, a thing.
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