apologetics

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Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin apologia, from Ancient Greek ἀπολογία (apología, a speech in defense), from ἀπολογοῦμαι (apologoûmai, I speak in one's defense), from ἀπόλογος (apólogos, an account, story), from ἀπό (apó, from, off) (see apo-) + λόγος (lógos, speech).

Noun[edit]

apologetics (uncountable)

  1. The field of study concerned with the systematic defense of a position, or of religious or occult doctrines

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