from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of reconciling.
- n. The condition of being reconciled.
- n. See penance.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The reestablishment of friendly relations; conciliation or rapprochement.
- n. The end of estrangement between a human and God as a result of the process of atonement; more specifically,
- n. Process of matching and comparing figures from accounting records against those presented on a bank statement.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of reconciling, or the state of being reconciled; reconcilenment; restoration to harmony; renewal of friendship.
- n. Reduction to congruence or consistency; removal of inconsistency; harmony.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of reconciling parties at variance; renewal of friendship after disagreement or enmity.
- n. The act of harmonizing or making consistent; an agreement of things seemingly opposite, different, or inconsistent.
- n. Eccles.: Removal of the separation made between God and man by sin; expiation; propitiation; atonement.
- n. Restoration to sacred uses after desecration, or to communion with the church. See reconcile, 6.
- n. Synonyms Atonement, Expiation, etc. (see propitiation); reconcilement, appeasement, pacification, reunion.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. getting two things to correspond
- n. the reestablishing of cordial relations
Middle English reconsiliacion, from Old French reconciliation, from Latin reconciliātiō, reconciliātiōn-, from reconciliātus, past participle of reconciliāre, to reconcile; see reconcile.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin reconciliatio ("a re-establishing, reinstatement, restoration, renewal, a reconciling, reconciliation"), from reconciliare (Wiktionary)