Definitions

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  • n. The fact of being restored to cordial relations with each other; settling differences, making peace; reconciliation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Reconciliation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of reconciling, in any sense; reconciliation; renewal of interrupted friendship.
  • n. Adjustment.

Etymologies

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From reconcile +‎ -ment.

Examples

  • She is the beautiful example of an injured wife doing honour to her sex in the punishment of a faithless husband, yet so little cherishing her natural right to deal him retribution, that we dare hope she will listen to her patriotic duty in consenting to the reconcilement, which is Lord Fleetwood's alternative: his wife or Rome!

    The Amazing Marriage — Volume 5

  • She is the beautiful example of an injured wife doing honour to her sex in the punishment of a faithless husband, yet so little cherishing her natural right to deal him retribution, that we dare hope she will listen to her patriotic duty in consenting to the reconcilement, which is

    The Amazing Marriage — Complete

  • This atonement, or reconcilement of man with God, consists in an endless progress towards a reconcilement which is never absolutely completed in this life, and yet, by the continual increase of good and diminution of evil, is a sufficient groundwork of hope and peace.

    The Epistles of St. Paul to the Thessalonians, Galatians and Romans: Essays and Dissertations

  • a reconcilement which is never absolutely completed in this life, and yet, by the continual increase of good and diminution of evil, is a sufficient groundwork of hope and peace.

    Theological Essays of the Late Benjamin Jowett: Seleted, Arranged, and Edited by Lewis Campbell

  • In his inner Hell, Satan can rationally discern the benefit of belief even as he can no longer experience it: "never can true reconcilement grow / Where wounds of deadly hate have peirc'd so deep."

    Feisal G. Mohamed: Evaluating the Post-Secular Return to Belief

  • He ought not, mother, to have attempted reconcilement by armed force, for words compass everything that even the sword of an enemy might effect.

    The Phoenissae

  • But without some investment in these characters, who are sparring and bickering and seem ill-matched from the very beginning, the romance never becomes the least bit believable, and their reconcilement is hardly credible, let alone rooted for.

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • The final reconcilement of justice and happiness and the identity of the individual and the State are also intimated.

    The Republic by Plato ; translated by Benjamin Jowett

  • This, of course, was before the famous Fourth of July, and that Declaration which rendered reconcilement impossible.

    The Virginians

  • Pythagorean, Eleatic, or Megarian systems, and ‘the old quarrel of poetry and philosophy’ has at least a superficial reconcilement.

    The Symposium

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  • He loves her still:

    His grief betrays it. Good! the joy to find

    She’s yet alive, completes the reconcilement.

    I’ve saved myself, and her.

    - John Dryden, 'All for Love'.

    September 20, 2009