Reconciliation meaning

rĕkən-sĭlē-āshən
(theology) The end of estrangement between a human and God as a result of the process of atonement; more specifically,

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Reconciliation is the act of bringing people together to be friendly again or coming to an agreement.

An example of reconciliation is two siblings who mend their relationship after a period of fighting.

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The act of reconciling.
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He longed for reconciliation with his estranged father, but too many painful memories kept him from making contact again.

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The condition of being reconciled.
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(accounting) Process of matching and comparing figures from accounting records against those presented on a bank statement.
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A reconciling or being reconciled.
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Origin of reconciliation

  • Middle English reconsiliacion from Old French reconciliation from Latin reconciliātiō reconciliātiōn- from reconciliātus past participle of reconciliāre to reconcile reconcile

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin reconciliatio (“a re-establishing, reinstatement, restoration, renewal, a reconciling, reconciliation"), from reconciliare

    From Wiktionary