Where you express regret for an act occurring, but don't actually apologise for it.

Named for the former Australian Prime Minister, John Howard, who said, in response to a comment he made on consecutive interest rate raises, that he said that he was 'sorry that it happened, but didn't make any mention of an apology.'
Person A: You'd better apologise to Charlie, man.
Person B: Nah, I'm not sorry. I'll just give him a John Howard apology.
by SoulMasterKaze January 16, 2011

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