1. 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. --Locke.
2. Civil Law The claiming a thing as one's own; the asserting of a right or title in, or to, a thing.
n 1: the act of vindicating or defending against criticism or
censure etc.; "friends provided a vindication of his
position" [syn: exoneration]
2: the justification for some act or belief; "he offered a
persuasive defense of the theory" [syn: defense, defence]