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apology

noun [C]  /əˈpɑl·ə·dʒi/ us  
an act of saying that you are sorry: I have an apology to make to you – I opened your letter by mistake. He owes me an apology (= He should say he is sorry). My apologies (= I am sorry) for not writing you sooner.
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