Definition of apologia noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

apologia

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌæpəˈləʊdʒiə//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌæpəˈloʊdʒiə//
 
(formal)
 
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a formal written defence of your own or somebody else’s actions or opinions His book was seen as an apologia for the war. Word Origin late 18th cent.: from Latin from Greek apologia ‘a speech in one's own defence’, from apo ‘away’+ -logia (see -ology).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: apologia