reconciliation

[rek-uhn-sil-ee-ey-shuhn]
noun
1.
an act of reconciling or the state of being reconciled.
2.
the process of making consistent or compatible.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English reconsiliacion < Latin reconciliātiōn- (stem of reconciliātiō), equivalent to reconciliāt(us) (see reconcile, -ate1) + -iōn- -ion

nonreconciliation, noun
prereconciliation, noun
proreconciliation, adjective
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reconcile (ˈrɛkənˌsaɪl)
 
vb (usually foll by to)
1.  to make (oneself or another) no longer opposed; cause to acquiesce in something unpleasant: she reconciled herself to poverty
2.  to become friendly with (someone) after estrangement or to re-establish friendly relations between (two or more people)
3.  to settle (a quarrel or difference)
4.  to make (two apparently conflicting things) compatible or consistent with each other
5.  to reconsecrate (a desecrated church, etc)
 
[C14: from Latin reconciliāre to bring together again, from re- + conciliāre to make friendly, conciliate]
 
'reconcilement
 
n
 
'reconciler
 
n
 
reconciliation
 
n
 
reconciliatory
 
adj

Reconciliation (ˌrɛkənˌsɪlɪˈeɪʃən)
 
n
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

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reconciliation
late 14c., from Fr. reconciliation (14c.), from L. reconciliationem, noun of action from reconciliare (see reconcile).
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Example sentences
We need to change methods fast not talk about reconciliation with the evils of
  factory farming and big agriculture.
Unlike other macaques, their conflicts are followed by acts of reconciliation.
He gathered diets and councils in futile attempts at reconciliation.
Reconciliation somehow served to justify the breach.
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