reconciliation


rec·on·cil·i·a·tion

noun \ˌre-kən-ˌsi-lē-ˈā-shən\

: 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
:  the action of reconciling :  the state of being reconciled
2
:  the Roman Catholic sacrament of penance
rec·on·cil·ia·to·ry \-ˈsil-yə-ˌtr-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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