Definition of conciliation in English:


Line breaks: con|cili|ation
Pronunciation: /kənˌsɪlɪˈeɪʃn


[mass noun]
1The action of stopping someone being angry; placation: he held his hands up in a gesture of conciliation
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  • In fact, Chavez's first messages upon returning to power were of conciliation.
  • Not surprisingly, such line-drawing tends to discourage rather than promote conciliation.
  • From the milieu of the nobility itself there arise preachers of conciliation.
1.1The action of mediating between two disputing people or groups: many disputes are settled through conciliation by the official body
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  • The issue has already hit the Australian Industrial Relations Commission where conciliation attempts have failed.
  • You could bring also bring an action in a small claims (or conciliation) court.
  • Additionally, a pre-trial statement does not need to be filed with the board of viewers prior to the conciliation / hearing.

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