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reconciliation

[rek-uh n-sil-ee-ey-shuh n] /ˌrɛk ənˌsɪl iˈeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
an act of reconciling or the state of being reconciled.
2.
the process of making consistent or compatible.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English reconsiliacion < Latin reconciliātiōn- (stem of reconciliātiō), equivalent to reconciliāt(us) (see reconcile, -ate1) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
nonreconciliation, noun
prereconciliation, noun
proreconciliation, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for pro-reconciliation

Reconciliation

/ˌrɛkənˌsɪlɪˈeɪʃən/
noun
1.
(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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Word Origin and History for pro-reconciliation

reconciliation

n.

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).

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