A formal defense or justification. See Synonyms at apology.(noun)
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Use "apologia" in a sentence
"How this can be twisted in apologia for McCarthy is beyond me."
"The second apologia is that the Lib Dem leadership concluded before the election that their policy on tuition fees was unsustainable."
"Another death-row apologia from the convicted cop killer and self-proclaimed political prisoner, philosopher, and poet."