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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.

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. Simon Harvey:

    It looks like risk appetite is in better support today. Expectations go back to the idea of a swift fiscal U.S. stimulus, there is an ongoing understanding that there is support for a large fiscal stimulus and wide bipartisan support in the Senate, as opposed to a lengthy reconciliation process.

  2. Nancy Pelosi:

    Our delegation emphasized the central importance of combating the corruption which endangers security and undermines the Afghan people's ability achieve a stable and prosperous future, we underscored that the women of Afghanistan must be at the table for reconciliation talks.

  3. Bernadette Meehan:

    The United States currently has no meetings with the Taliban scheduled in Doha, we remain supportive of an Afghan-led reconciliation process whereby the Taliban and the Afghans engage in talks toward a settlement to resolve the conflict in Afghanistan.

  4. Governor Ricardo Rossello:

    I recognize the enormous challenge I have before me due to the recent controversies, but I firmly believe that we can restore trust and, after this painful and shameful process, achieve reconciliation.

  5. Patagonia CEO:

    A standalone climate bill that largely reflects what's in the current reconciliation package... We would have some suggestions and tweaks, but I think we could find agreement.

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    one whose prevailing mental imagery takes the form of inner feelings of action
    • A. ostensive
    • B. numinous
    • C. tantamount
    • D. motile

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