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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 ?
The reader, from what hath been said, may imagine that the reconciliation (if indeed it could be so called) was only matter of form; we shall therefore pass it over, and hasten to what must surely be thought matter of substance.
If you would only dismiss them from your heels, there might soon be treaties of peace and reconciliation between us." The Sheep, poor silly creatures, were easily beguiled and dismissed the Dogs, whereupon the Wolves destroyed the unguarded flock at their own pleasure.
She met Magdalen, later in the day, as if nothing had happened: no formal reconciliation took place between them.
After having so nobly disentangled themselves from the shackles of Parental Authority, by a Clandestine Marriage, they were determined never to forfeit the good opinion they had gained in the World, in so doing, by accepting any proposals of reconciliation that might be offered them by their Fathers--to this farther tryal of their noble independance however they never were exposed.
A secret feud of some years' standing was thus healed, and with a tacit reconciliation. In these last hours, and touched by her love and goodness, the old man forgot all his grief against her, and wrongs which he and his wife had many a long night debated: how she had given up everything for her boy; how she was careless of her parents in their old age and misfortune, and only thought of the child; how absurdly and foolishly, impiously indeed, she took on when George was removed from her.
Humbled as he now is, I cannot forgive him such an instance of pride, and am doubtful whether I ought not to punish him by dismissing him at once after this reconciliation, or by marrying and teazing him for ever.
Natasha set to work to effect a reconciliation, and so far succeeded that Nicholas received a promise from his mother that Sonya should not be troubled, while he on his side promised not to undertake anything without his parents' knowledge.
"Thank God!" said Matvey, showing by this response that he, like his master, realized the significance of this arrival--that is, that Anna Arkadyevna, the sister he was so fond of, might bring about a reconciliation between husband and wife.
It determined him to attempt a reconciliation, though not exactly in the manner pointed out by their brother and sister.
He could refer Sir Walter to all who knew him; and certainly, the pains he had been taking on this, the first opportunity of reconciliation, to be restored to the footing of a relation and heir-presumptive, was a strong proof of his opinions on the subject.
The boy had, with the additional softening claim of a lingering illness of his mother's, been the means of a sort of reconciliation; and Mr.
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.