What does reconciliation mean?

Definitions for reconciliation
ˌrɛk ənˌsɪl iˈeɪ ʃənrec·on·cil·i·a·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. reconciliation, rapprochementnoun

    the reestablishing of cordial relations

  2. reconciliation, balancingnoun

    getting two things to correspond

    "the reconciliation of his checkbook and the bank statement"


  1. reconciliationnoun

    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. reconciliationnoun

    The end of estrangement between a human and God as a result of the process of atonement; more specifically,

  3. reconciliationnoun

    Process of matching and comparing figures from accounting records against those presented on a bank statement.

  4. Etymology: From reconciliatio, from reconciliare

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Reconciliationnoun

    Etymology: reconciliatio, from re and concilio, Lat. reconciliation, Fr.

    These distinctions of the fear of God give us a clear and easy reconciliation of those seeming inconsistencies of scripture, with respect to this affection. John Rogers.

    He might be a merciful and faithful high priest to make reconciliation for sin. Heb. ii. 17.


  1. reconciliation

    Reconciliation is the process of making two or more sets of conflicting beliefs, situations, or people agree or come together again. It can also refer to the action of restoring strained or broken relationships or resolving discrepancies in financial accounts.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Reconciliationnoun

    the act of reconciling, or the state of being reconciled; reconcilenment; restoration to harmony; renewal of friendship

  2. Reconciliationnoun

    reduction to congruence or consistency; removal of inconsistency; harmony


  1. Reconciliation

    Reconciliation is a musical album by Sounds of Blackness.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of reconciliation in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of reconciliation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of reconciliation in a Sentence

  1. President Nicolas Maduro on Thursday:

    I want these people to be freed to give national reconciliation a chance.

  2. Mahamadou Issoufou:

    I don't see how armed terrorist militias are going to bring about reconciliation in Libya.

  3. Anoek Steketee:

    Rwanda is doing remarkably well, there is a lot of goodwill from everybody to restore the community. There have been good examples of restoration of trust and reconciliation.

  4. Lopez Oliva:

    They were imbued with anti-communism from the Spanish civil war. They sided with the United States and supporters of the old Batista regime and so the trouble began as a political, not religious, confrontation, yes, the Castros have changed, but so has the Church, and that is why reconciliation is now possible.

  5. Neil Bradley:

    We do still have a very high level of concern about the reconciliation package.

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    marked by sudden changes in subject and sharp transitions
    A noninvasive
    B sought
    C abrupt
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