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apology

noun (MESSAGE)    /əˈpɒl.ə.dʒi/ US  /-ˈpɑː.lə-/
(your) apologies B1 [plural] formal a message politely telling someone that you cannot be present at their meeting or party: The vice chair has sent his apologies - he's abroad at present. Apologies were received from Phil Baker and Malcolm Johnson.Making and accepting apologies
(Definition of apology noun (MESSAGE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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