- an act of reconciling, as when former enemies agree to an amicable truce.
- the state of being reconciled, as when someone becomes resigned to something not desired.
- the process of making consistent or compatible.
Origin of reconciliation
Examples from the Web for reconciliation
They called for peace, reconciliation, and the safe return of Father Gregorio.Mexico’s Priests Are Marked for Murder
January 7, 2015
It was about the hope and longing for redemption and reconciliation that lies somewhere within each of us.During Advent, Lots of Waiting, But Not Enough Hope
December 7, 2014
“The confrontation should not be about revenge, but about reconciliation on both parts,” he stressed.Should You Confront Your Old Bully?
August 4, 2014
We said within the reconciliation track… that his case was something that, in that track, could potentially be raised.Hillary Clinton Was Skeptical of Taliban-Bergdahl Swap
June 4, 2014
Pope Francis is off on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land this week in search of reconciliation and peace.The Pope’s Middle East Game of Shrines
May 25, 2014
A formal ceremony preliminary to the reconciliation of two enemies.The Devil's Dictionary
When I succeeded with any of them, they were sure to come after an hour or two, and begin a reconciliation.Little Dorrit
I do not care to set myself to the reconciliation of the differing reports.Miracles of Our Lord
She will be convinced that there is no expectation to be had of a reconciliation.
At present, if ever, there can be no thought of reconciliation.
- RC Church a sacrament in which repentant sinners are absolved and gain reconciliation with God and the Church, on condition of confession of their sins to a priest and of performing a penance
Word Origin and History for reconciliation
mid-14c., from Old French reconciliacion (14c.) and directly from Latin reconciliationem (nominative reconciliatio) "a re-establishing, a reconciling," noun of action from past participle stem of reconciliare (see reconcile).