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Origin of reconciliation
OTHER WORDS FROM reconciliationnon·rec·on·cil·i·a·tion, nounpre·rec·on·cil·i·a·tion, nounpro·rec·on·cil·i·a·tion, adjective
Words nearby reconciliation
What does reconciliation mean?
Reconciliation is the process of two people or groups in a conflict agreeing to make amends or come to a truce.
Reconciliation is also the name of a Catholic sacrament involving the confession of sin. Less commonly, reconciliation refers to when someone accepts an undesirable situation, or to the process of making things compatible.
Example: After years of conflict, the two parties have agreed to meet with the goal of reconciliation.
Where does reconciliation come from?
The first records of the word reconciliation come from the 1300s. It is the noun form of the verb reconcile, which comes from the Latin reconciliāre, meaning “to make good again” or “to repair.”
Reconciliation is meant to repair relationships that are broken. It can happen between two people, such as former friends who had a falling-out. Or it can happen between groups, such as warring factions in a country. Reconciliation is usually thought to create more than just a truce. When true reconciliation occurs, the two formerly hostile sides become respectful of each other—and, ideally, friends.
In the Roman Catholic Church, Reconciliation is the name of a sacrament in which people confess their sins—a process popularly known as confession. It is sometimes also called Penance.
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What are some other forms related to reconciliation?
- reconcile (verb)
- nonreconciliation (noun)
- prereconcilition (noun)
- proreconciliation (adjective)
What are some synonyms for reconciliation?
What are some words that share a root or word element with reconciliation?
What are some words that often get used in discussing reconciliation?
How is reconciliation used in real life?
Reconciliation is typically used in the context of two parties that have a serious, longstanding dispute, and it’s usually considered a slow, difficult process. It’s also commonly used as the name of the Catholic sacrament also known as confession.
It's aggravating when teachers focus on the drama among students rather than the possible solutions or, in one specific case, the reconciliation between two students. I asked a basic question regarding the latter, and too many colleagues fell to the floor,
— Be(e) (@srlharris) March 6, 2020
Today I witnessed remarkable courage of #Afghans as they stood in defiance against cowardly terrorists who tried to disrupt the inauguration of @ashrafghani. Unity, reconciliation & peace needed now more than ever. @NATO stands with #ANDSF & Afghan people. pic.twitter.com/9tutA6FoXL
— Sir Nick Kay (@NicholasK111) March 9, 2020
Friends, this holy season of #Advent is a wonderful time to go back to the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Because in the Sacrament of Penance we find that Jesus is there — waiting to forgive us. Waiting to show us his infinite mercy and give us the strength of his grace.
— Abp. José H. Gomez (@ArchbishopGomez) December 13, 2019
Try using reconciliation!
True or false?
Reconciliation is the same as an apology.
Example sentences from the Web for reconciliation
They called for peace, reconciliation, and the safe return of Father Gregorio.
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|Gene Robinson|December 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“The confrontation should not be about revenge, but about reconciliation on both parts,” he stressed.
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|Josh Rogin|June 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Pope Francis is off on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land this week in search of reconciliation and peace.
And so showing her handfuls of Gold and Silver, he humbly intreated a Reconciliation betwixt 'em.The Notorious Impostor and Diego Redivivus|Elkanah Settle
But this reconciliation and identification were not accomplished at once.
Clearly they did not, and nothing remained but reluctant apology and reconciliation.Years of My Youth|William Dean Howells
The surviving brother, Dag, swears oaths of reconciliation to Helgi, but remembers the feud.The Edda, Vol. 2|Winifred Faraday
A meeting was arranged, and a reconciliation between them effected.