- What you say when you regret saying or doing something affecting others.
- A formal justification, defence.
Etymology: Defense, justification, from w:Vulgar Latin, Late Latin apologia, from w:Ancient Greek, Greek apologia a speech in defense, from apologeisthai to speak in one's defense, from apologos an account, story, from apo- from, off (see apo-) + logos speech.
- Dutch: verontschuldiging
- German: Entschuldigung
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