Word Summary
apologia: a speech in defense
Original Word: ἀπολογία
Transliteration: apologia
Phonetic Spelling: (ap-ol-og-ee'-ah)
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Short Definition: a speech in defense
Meaning: a speech in defense
Strong's Concordance
answer for oneself, clearing of self, defense.

From the same as apologeomai; a plea ("apology") -- answer (for self), clearing of self, defence.

see GREEK apologeomai

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 627: ἀπολογία

ἀπολογία, ἀπολογίας, (see ἀπολογέομαι), verbal defense, speech in defense: Acts 25:16; 2 Corinthians 7:11; Philippians 1:7, 17 (16); 2 Timothy 4:16; with a dative of the person who is to hear the defense, to whom one labors to excuse or to make good his cause: 1 Corinthians 9:3; 1 Peter 3:15; in the same sense, ἀπολογία πρός τινα, Acts 22:1 (Xenophon, mem. 4, 8, 5).