Definitions for conciliation

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  1. conciliation(noun)

    the state of manifesting goodwill and cooperation after being reconciled

    "there was a brief period of conciliation but the fighting soon resumed"

  2. conciliation(noun)

    any of various forms of mediation whereby disputes may be settled short of arbitration

  3. placation, conciliation, propitiation(noun)

    the act of placating and overcoming distrust and animosity

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. conciliation(Noun)

    A form of alternative dispute resolution, similar but less formal than mediation, in which the parties bring their dispute to a neutral third party, who helps lower tensions, improve communications and explore possible solutions.

  2. conciliation(Noun)

    The action of bringing peace and harmony; the action of ending strife.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Conciliation(noun)

    the act or process of conciliating; the state of being conciliated

  2. Origin: [L. conciliatio.]

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  1. Conciliation

    Conciliation is an alternative dispute resolution process whereby the parties to a dispute use a conciliator, who meets with the parties separately in an attempt to resolve their differences. They do this by lowering tensions, improving communications, interpreting issues, providing technical assistance, exploring potential solutions and bringing about a negotiated settlement. Conciliation differs from arbitration in that the conciliation process, in and of itself, has no legal standing, and the conciliator usually has no authority to seek evidence or call witnesses, usually writes no decision, and makes no award. Conciliation differs from mediation in that the main goal is to conciliate, most of the time by seeking concessions. In mediation, the mediator tries to guide the discussion in a way that optimizes parties needs, takes feelings into account and reframes representations. In conciliation the parties seldom, if ever, actually face each other across the table in the presence of the conciliator.


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