Something said or written in defense or justification of what appears to others wrong, or of what may be liable to disapprobation; justification; as, Tertullian's Apology for Christianity.
An acknowledgment intended as an atonement for some improper or injurious remark or act; an admission to another of a wrong or discourtesy done him, accompanied by an expression of regret.
A style of writing or rhetoric used by Paul that is a reasoned defense of particular beliefs or behavior. (See "rhetoric.")
A theological term to describe a contention made in defense of the Christian faith. It is derived from the Greek, APOLOGIA, meaning "a defense in conduct or procedure." Apologetics is the study of this explanation or defense.
A defense; a long argument (usually written) that attempts to explain or justify an action or idea.
an expression of regret at having caused trouble for someone; "he wrote a letter of apology to the hostess"
a formal written defense of something you believe in strongly
an acknowledgment of past wrongs
an expression of regret at hurting or giving offence to someone, through our faults and weaknesses and unskilfulness
a signal, more than anything, that the opponent regrets its actions and wants to rebuild a new relationship on a stronger foundation
a statement of asking for forgiveness, of admitting one's wrong doing, of expressing one's shame for one's behavior, and of an offering to make amends
a written or oral expression of regret and acknowledgement of the harm done to the victim by the respondent/defendant