27/05/16 Do you Know What ‘Apology’, ‘Apologue’ & ‘Apologia’ Mean?

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Apology, in its general sense, applies to an expression of regret for a mistake, usually with the implication of guilt. It may also refer to a defense of one’s position, a sense shared with apologia.
The latter should preempt this meaning for purposes of differentiation. An apologue is an allegory that conveys a moral. (Apolog is not recorded in the dictionaries and should be avoided.)