American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act of reconciling.
- n. The condition of being reconciled.
- n. See penance.
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.
- n. The reestablishment of friendly relations; conciliation or rapprochement.
- n. theology The end of estrangement between a human and God as a result of the process of atonement; more specifically,
- n. accounting Process of matching and comparing figures from accounting records against those presented on a bank statement.
GNU Webster's 1913
- 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.
- n. getting two things to correspond
- n. the reestablishing of cordial relations
- From Latin reconciliatio ("a re-establishing, reinstatement, restoration, renewal, a reconciling, reconciliation"), from reconciliare (Wiktionary)
- 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)
“Epistle to the Corinthians the arrangement of Divine Providence in the reconciliation of sinners: “God,” he says, “hath reconciled us to Himself through Christ, _and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation_ ....”
“III. iii.47 (431,8) His present reconciliation take] [W: make] To _take his reconciliation_, may be to accept the submission which he makes in order to be reconciled.”
“If one however recognizes that that type of reconciliation is a code word for surrender, then characterizing this organization as a terrorist organization doesn't make any difference.”
“But he won't use the term reconciliation, likely instead to call for a simple "up or down vote.”
“The term reconciliation springs from the mechanism that's outlined in the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 that allows for tax increases and expenditure reduction to be reconciled with previously passed legislation.”
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“And another very important development this week, Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid once again threw out there the possibility that he was going to use some arcane budget rules -- basically what they call reconciliation, so he would only need 51 votes, a simple majority, instead of 60 votes, to pass something.”
“But if they can get what they call reconciliation, it just needs 51.”
“WEBB: This administration hasn't, and even other people on the Democratic side tend to focus purely on the Maliki government and what they call reconciliation among the factions in Iraq.”
“The second is the notion of political -- what they call reconciliation inside Iraq.”
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