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Webster 1913 Edition


Reconciliation

Recˊon-cilˊi-a′tion

(-s?lˊ?-?′sh?n)
,
Noun.
[F.
réconciliation
, L.
reconciliatio
.]
1.
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.
S. Miller.
2.
Reduction to congruence or consistency; removal of inconsistency; harmony.
A clear and easy
reconciliation
of those seeming inconsistencies of Scripture.
D. Rogers.
Syn. – Reconcilement; reunion; pacification; appeasement; propitiation; atonement; expiation.

Webster 1828 Edition


Reconciliation

RECONCILIA'TION

,
Noun.
[L. reconciliatio.]
1.
The act of reconciling parties at variance; renewal of friendship after disagreement or enmity.
Reconciliation and friendship with God, really form the basis of all rational and true enjoyment.
2.
In Scripture, the means by which sinners are reconciled and brought into a state of favor with God, after natural estrangement or enmity; the atonement; expiation.
Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression and to make an end of sin, and to make reconciliation for iniquity. Dan. 9. Heb. 2.
3.
Agreement of things seemingly opposite, different or inconsistent.

Definition 2022


reconciliation

reconciliation

See also: réconciliation

English

Noun

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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