- an act of reconciling, as when former enemies agree to an amicable truce.
- the state of being reconciled, as when someone becomes resigned to something not desired.
- the process of making consistent or compatible.
- RC Church a sacrament in which repentant sinners are absolved and gain reconciliation with God and the Church, on condition of confession of their sins to a priest and of performing a penance
mid-14c., from Old French reconciliacion (14c.) and directly from Latin reconciliationem (nominative reconciliatio) “a re-establishing, a reconciling,” noun of action from past participle stem of reconciliare (see reconcile).