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reconciliation

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noun rec·on·cil·i·a·tion \ˌre-kən-ˌsi-lē-ˈā-shən\

Simple Definition of reconciliation

  • : the act of causing two people or groups to become friendly again after an argument or disagreement

  • : the process of finding a way to make two different ideas, facts, etc., exist or be true at the same time

Full Definition of reconciliation

  1. 1 :  the action of reconciling :  the state of being reconciled

  2. 2 :  the Roman Catholic sacrament of penance

rec·on·cil·ia·to·ry play \-ˈsil-yə-ˌtȯr-ē, -ˈsi-lē-ə-\ adjective

Examples of reconciliation

  1. Signing the trade agreement was praised as an act of reconciliation between the two countries.

  2. He contacted us in hopes of a reconciliation.

  3. a reconciliation of opposing views



Origin of reconciliation

Middle English reconsiliacioun, from Anglo-French, from Latin reconciliation-, reconciliatio, from reconciliare


First Known Use: 14th century



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