reconciliation[rek′ən sil′ē ā′s̸hən]
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