Word of the Day: Reconciliation


rec-on-cil-i-a-tion / ˌre-kən-ˌsi-lē-ˈā-shən

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.

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

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.