reconciliation

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From Latin reconciliatio (a re-establishing, reinstatement, restoration, renewal, a reconciling, reconciliation), from reconciliare

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reconciliation (plural reconciliations)

  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. (theology) The end of estrangement between a human and God as a result of the process of atonement; more specifically,
  3. (accounting) Process of matching and comparing figures from accounting records against those presented on a bank statement.

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