Origin of reconciliationMiddle English reconsiliacion from Middle French reconciliation from Classical Latin reconciliatio
An example of reconciliation is two siblings who mend their relationship after a period of fighting.
- 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
- Commissioned him to arrange a reconciliation between the prince of Wales and himself, but the attempt was unsuccessful.
- The reconciliation between monarch and people was assured.
- It was he who effected a reconciliation between the king and the dauphin after the revolt of the latter.
- A partial reconciliation was effected, but the princess soon afterwards retired from court.
- A kind of reconciliation occurred in March, and after some days of good-fellowship Voltaire at last obtained the long-sought leave of absence and left Potsdam on the 26th of the month (1753).