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rec·on·cil·i·a·tion

 (rĕk′ən-sĭl′ē-ā′shən)
n.
1. The act of reconciling.
2. The condition of being reconciled.
3. Reconciliation See penance.

[Middle English reconsiliacion, from Old French reconciliation, from Latin reconciliātiō, reconciliātiōn-, from reconciliātus, past participle of reconciliāre, to reconcile; see reconcile.]

Reconciliation

(ˌrɛkənˌsɪlɪˈeɪʃən)
n
(Roman Catholic Church) RC Church a sacrament in which repentant sinners are absolved and gain reconciliation with God and the Church, on condition of confession of their sins to a priest and of performing a penance

rec•on•cil•i•a•tion

(ˌrɛk ənˌsɪl iˈeɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the act of reconciling or the state of being reconciled.
2. the process of making consistent or compatible.
[1300–50; < Latin reconciliātiō <reconciliā(re) to reconcile]
rec`on•cil′i•a•to`ry (-əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.reconciliation - the reestablishing of cordial relationsreconciliation - the reestablishing of cordial relations
cooperation - joint operation or action; "their cooperation with us was essential for the success of our mission"
2.reconciliation - getting two things to correspondreconciliation - getting two things to correspond; "the reconciliation of his checkbook and the bank statement"
equalisation, equalization, leveling - the act of making equal or uniform

reconciliation

noun
1. reunion, conciliation, rapprochement (French), appeasement, détente, pacification, propitiation, understanding, bringing back together, reconcilement The couple have separated but he wants a reconciliation.
reunion break-up, separation, falling-out, alienation, antagonism, estrangement
2. harmonizing, balancing, squaring, adjustment, synthesis, harmonization a reconciliation of the values of equality and liberty
3. accommodation, settlement, resolving, compromise, remedying, rectification the reconciliation of our differences

reconciliation

noun
A reestablishment of friendship or harmony:
Translations
مُصالَحَه، صُلْح، تَوْفيق
smiřování
forsoning
kibékülés
sættir
uzmierenie
barışmauzlaşma

reconciliation

[ˌrekənsɪlɪˈeɪʃən] N
1. (= reuniting) → reconciliación f
to bring about a reconciliationlograr una reconciliación
2. (= making compatible) [of theories, ideals] → conciliación f
3. [of accounts] → conciliación f

reconciliation

[ˌrɛkənˌsɪliˈeɪʃən] n
[people, countries] → réconciliation f
[opinons, beliefs, demands] → conciliation f

reconciliation

n (of persons)Versöhnung f, → Aussöhnung f; (of opinions, principles)Vereinbarung f, → Versöhnung f (esp Philos); (of differences)Beilegung f

reconciliation

[ˌrɛkənsɪlɪˈeɪʃn] n (of people) → riconciliazione f; (of contradictions, attitudes) → conciliazione f

reconcile

(ˈrekənsail) verb
1. to cause (people) to become friendly again, eg after they have quarrelled. Why won't you be reconciled (with him)?
2. to bring (two or more different aims, points of view etc) into agreement. The unions want high wages and the bosses want high profits – it's almost impossible to reconcile these two aims.
3. to (make someone) accept (a situation, fact etc) patiently. Her mother didn't want the marriage to take place but she is reconciled to it now.
ˈreconˌciliˈation (-sili-) noun
There has been a reconciliation between her and her husband; an act of reconciliation.

reconciliation

n. reconciliación, conformidad.
References in classic literature ?
It was grandfather who brought about a reconciliation with the Shimerdas.
The episode was interesting, but we could not have afforded all the time to it if we had known nothing was going to come of it but a reconciliation.
He began to hate himself for throwing away the chance Becky had offered for a reconciliation.
It determined him to attempt a reconciliation, though not exactly in the manner pointed out by their brother and sister.
No happy reconciliation was to be had with him- -no cheering smile or generous word: but still the Christian was patient and placid; and when I asked him if he forgave me, he answered that he was not in the habit of cherishing the remembrance of vexation; that he had nothing to forgive, not having been offended.
WHILE Miss Linton moped about the park and garden, always silent, and almost always in tears; and her brother shut himself up among books that he never opened - wearying, I guessed, with a continual vague expectation that Catherine, repenting her conduct, would come of her own accord to ask pardon, and seek a reconciliation - and SHE fasted pertinaciously, under the idea, probably, that at every meal Edgar was ready to choke for her absence, and pride alone held him from running to cast himself at her feet; I went about my household duties, convinced that the Grange had but one sensible soul in its walls, and that lodged in my body.
She met Magdalen, later in the day, as if nothing had happened: no formal reconciliation took place between them.
She was very earnestly and humbly entreating Miss Murdstone's pardon, which that lady granted, and a perfect reconciliation took place.
In this reconciliation thou wilt own I have an interest the happiness of my friend, and the quelling of dissension among my faithful people.
After our reconciliation we visited each other frequently, and had some conversation about the journey I had undertaken, and the desire I had of finding a new passage into Aethiopia.
He was at home again, incognito and rich; presently he could enter his father's house by means of the pass-key, which he had piously preserved through all his wanderings; he would throw down the borrowed money; there would be a reconciliation, the details of which he frequently arranged; and he saw himself, during the next month, made welcome in many stately houses at many frigid dinner-parties, taking his share in the conversation with the freedom of the man and the traveller, and laying down the law upon finance with the authority of the successful investor.
Anne of Austria, who, in consequence of the seizure of her letter, expected reproaches, was much astonished the next day to see the king make some attempts at reconciliation with her.