Definition of conciliation in English:


Syllabification: con·cil·i·a·tion
Pronunciation: /kənˌsilēˈāSHən


  • 1The action of stopping someone from 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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