n. (from faux and apology; via Raymond)

  1. An apology that expresses no responsiblity for the regrettable condition. Syn. politician’s apology.

“We regret that they were mistakenly thought to pose any danger,” said Turner, adding that it had contacted law enforcement officials to give them the precise locations of the packages. —Jason Szep, “Turner Broadcasting ‘regrets’ Boston security scare”

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