A formal written defence of one’s opinions or conduct: an apologia for book-banning
More example sentences
- It may seem like I write only an apologia for the action we took, to support that publicly damned legislation.
- Morrison said that he ‘did not want to write an apologia for the IRA’ or to ‘mythologise’ them.
- De Profundis was the closest Oscar Wilde ever came to a queer apologia and defense, written as a letter from Reading Gaol over a three-month period in 1897.
late 18th century: from Latin (see apology).