Word of the Day: Reconciliation

reconciliation rec-on-cil-i-a-tion / ˌre-kən-ˌsi-lē-ˈā-shən noun 1. an act or instance of restoring amicable relations True reconciliation is never cheap, for it is based on forgiveness which is costly. Desmond Tutu, 1931- 2. in US government, a process which expedites the passing of a bill relating to the federal budget, via a majority vote Reconciliation was created in a 1974 budget law and its main purpose is to reduce the deficit. politico.com/interactives/2017/what-is-reconciliation/ 3. the process of making or keeping a record consistent A monthly reconciliation helps you identify any unusual transactions that might be caused by fraud or accounting errors … Justin Pritchard, ?-, thebalance.com/bank-reconciliation-315188 etymology reconciliation: from the Latin prefix re- (back, again), the verb concilio, conciliare, conciliavi, conciliatus (bring together, unite), and the noun-forming suffix -tio, -tioinis. Thank you to Allen Ward for providing this etymology.