Rec`on*cil`i*a"tion (-s?l`?*?"sh?n), n. [F. r'econciliation, L. reconciliatio.]


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.


Reduction to congruence or consistency; removal of inconsistency; harmony.

A clear and easy reconciliation of those seeming inconsistencies of Scripture. D. Rogers.

Syn. -- Reconciliment; reunion; pacification; appeasement; propitiation; atonement; expiation.


© Webster 1913.