reconciliation

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n reconciliation getting two things to correspond "the reconciliation of his checkbook and the bank statement"
    • n reconciliation the reestablishing of cordial relations
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Reconciliation Reduction to congruence or consistency; removal of inconsistency; harmony. "A clear and easy reconciliation of those seeming inconsistencies of Scripture."
    • Reconciliation The act of reconciling, or the state of being reconciled; reconcilenment; restoration to harmony; renewal of friendship. "Reconciliation and friendship with God really form the basis of all rational and true enjoyment."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n reconciliation The act of reconciling parties at variance; renewal of friendship after disagreement or enmity.
    • n reconciliation The act of harmonizing or making consistent; an agreement of things seemingly opposite, different, or inconsistent.
    • n reconciliation Eccles.: Removal of the separation made between God and man by sin; expiation; propitiation; atonement.
    • n reconciliation Restoration to sacred uses after desecration, or to communion with the church. See reconcile, 6.
    • n reconciliation Synonyms Atonement, Expiation, etc. (see propitiation); reconcilement, appeasement, pacification, reunion.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Reconciliation act of reconciling: state of being reconciled: renewal of friendship: propitiation: atonement: the bringing to agreement things at variance
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Quotations

  • Jean De La Bruyere
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    “The passion of hatred is so long lived and so obstinate a malady that the surest sign of death in a sick person is their desire for reconciliation.”
  • Thích Nhat Hanh
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    “The practice of peace and reconciliation is one of the most vital and artistic of human actions.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. réconciliation, L. reconciliatio,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. réconcilier—L. re-, again, conciliāre, -ātum, to call together.

Usage

In literature:

Are fleets and armies necessary to a work of love and reconciliation?
"One Thousand Secrets of Wise and Rich Men Revealed" by C. A. Bogardus
And yet the Reconciliation is not far to seek.
"The New Avatar and The Destiny of the Soul" by Jirah D. Buck
The reconciliation between the court and the Fronde was very superficial.
"Louis XIV., Makers of History Series" by John S. C. Abbott
This reconciliation did not deceive any one of those present; it was, in fact, only a fresh declaration of war.
"Political Women (Vol. 1 of 2)" by Sutherland Menzies
He had long ago readjusted his outlook on the basis that reconciliation was hopeless.
"The Pagan Madonna" by Harold MacGrath
After the reconciliation is effected you may tell her.
"The Seven Secrets" by William Le Queux
But the law which governs this development requires the self-reconciliation of these opposites.
"Christianity and Greek Philosophy" by Benjamin Franklin Cocker
He had attempted a reconciliation.
"The Silver Lining" by John Roussel
A reconciliation with Mary was her earnest desire.
"Marjorie Dean" by Pauline Lester
Frederic had some time before made advances towards a reconciliation with Voltaire; and some civil letters had passed between them.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
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In poetry:

After fifty years…
We do not find a homeland to dwell in
Except the mirage.
It is not a reconciliation…
That reconciliation which, like a dagger, was thrust into us…
It is an act of rape!!..
"The Hasteners" by Nizar Qabbani

In news:

Readers intrigued by that topic will be interested in Bantum's comments on a book on racial reconciliation written by a white Minneapolis preacher, John Piper.
Many Americans who voted for President Barack Obama did so with the expectation that he would lead the nation in the direction of racial reconciliation.
One of the thornier issues expected to come up during Hamid Karzai's visit to Washington this week is the Afghan president's plans for reconciliation with the Taliban.
Why reconciliation is a big deal.
Usually, ' reconciliation ' seems like an arcane term.
Could Budget Reconciliation Buoy Health Reform.
The Business Bank Reconciliation sample is a downloadable Microsoft xls spreadsheet that can be easily modified using Excel for your company's specific use.
The one thing that is very clear is the message of reconciliation .
Kristen Stewart's Love Square: A Four-Way Halloween Reconciliation .
Health Care & Reconciliation .
The Reconciliation Option The way forward for repealing and replacing Obamacare becomes clearer.
From Revenge to Reconciliation .
DeVito 'Working On' Reconciliation with Wife.
Danny DeVito says there is the chance of reconciliation with his estranged wife Rhea Perlman.
The White House says Obama and Karzai on Monday discussed regional support for reconciliation in Afghanistan.
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In science:

Reconciliation with the possibility that the “quantum geometry” governing the Planck scale may not at all resemble the Riemannian picture.
Overview and Outlook
The reconciliation of these two statements is that we can contruct a master field which behaves as if it were the saddle point.
Large N Gauge Theory -- Expansions and Transitions
Beyond applications to solitons, it affects other observable physical properties dependent on spin-charge reconciliation.
Topological Character of Excitations in Strongly Correlated Electronic Systems: Confinement and Dimensional Crossover
This shorter key obtained after bases reconciliation is called the sifted key6 .
Quantum Cryptography
After the qubit exchange and bases reconciliation, Alice and Bob each have a sifted key.
Quantum Cryptography
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