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Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act of reconciling.
  • noun The condition of being reconciled.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of reconciling parties at variance; renewal of friendship after disagreement or enmity.
  • noun The act of harmonizing or making consistent; an agreement of things seemingly opposite, different, or inconsistent.
  • noun Eccles.: Removal of the separation made between God and man by sin; expiation; propitiation; atonement.
  • noun Restoration to sacred uses after desecration, or to communion with the church. See reconcile, 6.
  • noun Synonyms Atonement, Expiation, etc. (see propitiation); reconcilement, appeasement, pacification, reunion.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of reconciling, or the state of being reconciled; reconcilenment; restoration to harmony; renewal of friendship.
  • noun Reduction to congruence or consistency; removal of inconsistency; harmony.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The reestablishment of friendly relations; conciliation or rapprochement.
  • noun theology The end of estrangement between a human and God as a result of the process of atonement; more specifically,
  • noun accounting Process of matching and comparing figures from accounting records against those presented on a bank statement.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun getting two things to correspond
  • noun the reestablishing of cordial relations

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English reconsiliacion, from Old French reconciliation, from Latin reconciliātiō, reconciliātiōn-, from reconciliātus, past participle of reconciliāre, to reconcile; see reconcile.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

Examples

  • 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_ ....

    The Faith of Our Fathers

  • 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.

    Notes to Shakespeare, Volume III: The Tragedies

  • 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.

    Stuck in Somalia

  • But he won't use the term reconciliation, likely instead to call for a simple "up or down vote."

    Pat Dollard | Young Americans

  • 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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  • The fact that some Dems have already signed a letter to do public option via reconciliation is the club that Obama can use.

    Think Progress » McConnell Tries To Insist The GOP Isn’t Obstructionist: ‘It Is Simply Not True’

  • The fact that some Dems have already signed a letter to do public option via reconciliation is the club that Obama can use.

    Think Progress » McConnell Tries To Insist The GOP Isn’t Obstructionist: ‘It Is Simply Not True’

  • 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.

    CNN Transcript Jun 19, 2009

  • But if they can get what they call reconciliation, it just needs 51.

    CNN Transcript Jun 15, 2009

  • 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.

    CNN Transcript Apr 15, 2007

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