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Dictionary Definition

reconciliation

Noun

1 the reestablishing of cordial relations [syn: rapprochement]
2 getting two things to correspond; "the reconciliation of his checkbook and the bank statement" [syn: balancing]

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Etymology

reconciliare

Noun

  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. A Roman Catholic sacrament involving contrition, confession, punishment and absolution; penance.
  3. Process of matching and comparing figures from accounting records against those presented on a bank statement.

Translations

the reestablishment of friendly relations; conciliation or rapprochement
A Roman Catholic sacrament involving contrition, confession, punishment and absolution; penance
Process of matching and comparing figures from accounting records against those presented on a bank statement

Extensive Definition

Reconciliation may refer to:
reconciliation in German: Versöhnung
reconciliation in Dutch: Verzoening
reconciliation in Polish: Pokuta

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