An example of reconciliation is two siblings who mend their relationship after a period of fighting.
Origin of reconciliationMiddle English reconsiliacion from Middle French reconciliation from Classical Latin reconciliatio
- The act of reconciling.
- The condition of being reconciled.
- Reconciliation See penance.
Origin of reconciliationMiddle English reconsiliacion from Old French reconciliation from Latin reconciliātiō reconciliātiōn- from reconciliātus past participle of reconciliāre to reconcile ; see reconcile .
- The reestablishment of friendly relations; conciliation or rapprochement.
- He longed for reconciliation with his estranged father, but too many painful memories kept him from making contact again.
- (theology) The end of estrangement between a human and God as a result of the process of atonement; more specifically,
- (accounting) Process of matching and comparing figures from accounting records against those presented on a bank statement.
From Latin reconciliatio (“a re-establishing, reinstatement, restoration, renewal, a reconciling, reconciliation"), from reconciliare