reconciliation [rek′ən sil′ē ā′s̸hən]
Reconciliation is the act of bringing people together to be friendly again or coming to an agreement.noun
An example of reconciliation is two siblings who mend their relationship after a period of fighting.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
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a reconciling or being reconciled
ME reconsiliacion < MFr reconciliation < L reconciliatio
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- The act of reconciling.
- The condition of being reconciled.
- See penance.
Origin: Middle English reconsiliacion, from Old French reconciliation, from Latin reconciliātiō, reconciliātiōn-, from reconciliātus, past participle of reconciliāre, to reconcile; see reconcile.
reconciliation - Business Definition
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The process of balancing two or more things: Consumers should take time for a monthly reconciliation of their bank statement and check register.