reconciliation

See also: réconciliation

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EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˌɹɛkənˌsɪlɪˈeɪʃən/, /ˌɹɛkənˌsɪliˈeɪʃən/

NounEdit

reconciliation (countable and uncountable, plural reconciliations)

  1. The reestablishment of friendly relations; conciliation or rapprochement.
    He longed for reconciliation with his estranged father, but too many painful memories kept him from making contact again.
  2. (theology) The end of estrangement between a human and God as a result of the process of atonement.
  3. A Roman Catholic sacrament involving contrition, confession, punishment and absolution; penance.
  4. (accounting) Process of matching, comparing and agreeing figures from accounting records against those presented on a bank statement, including list of explainable differences.

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