(Latin: assembly; group of people, meeting)

conciliation (s) (noun), conciations
An alternative dispute resolution (ADR) process involving the parties of a dispute to use a peacemaker or mediator who meets with the parties both separately and together in an attempt to resolve their differences: A conciliation is achieved by lowering tensions, improving communications, interpreting issues, encouraging the parties to explore potential solutions and assisting them in finding a mutually acceptable outcome or result.
An act of restoring good will and getting rid of hostility.
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council (s), councils (pl) (nouns)
1. An assembly of people called together for consultation, deliberation, or discussion.
2. A group of people elected or appointed to serve as administrators, legislators, or advisors.
3. An appointed or elected body of people with an administrative, advisory, or representative function.
4. An assembly of church officials and theologians convened for regulating matters of doctrine and discipline.
5. Etymology: from the early 12th century, from Anglo-French cuncile; from Old North French concilie (Old French concile), "assembly; council meeting; body of counsellors"; from Latin concilium, "group of people, meeting"; from com-, "together" + calare, "to call".
councilor (s), councilors (pl) (nouns)
irreconcilability (s) (noun) (no pl)
The quality or potential of being uncompromising, implacable, or full of conflicts: The irreconcilability of a lot of people is brought on by their exasperation and anger along with much hostility and resentment regarding important issues that concern them personally.
irreconcilable (adjective), more irreconcilable, most irreconcilable
1. Incapable of being appeased or compromised: The two girls had such an argument that they were irreconcilable and totally inflexible and couldn't solve their problem by themselves.
2. Not possible for conflicting beliefs or ideas to effectuate harmony: The plans that the two families had for building a house where they could live together were too irreconcilable that each family decided to build their own separate house.
reconcilability (s) (noun) (no pl)
The capacity of being compatible or congruent: Reconcilability was restored between the three brothers after they talked over their differences and re-established their friendly relations with each other.
reconcilable (adjective), more reconcilable, most reconcilable
Able to be resolved, settled or rectified; harmonizable: The two girls had different ideas about their project for school, but after talking about them, they came up with a reconcilable strategy and course of action and wanted to tell their teacher about their new ideas the next day.
reconcilably (adverb), more reconcilably, most reconsilably
Descriptive of how an issue can be settled, rectified, or brought to terms: The sisters finally solved their reconcilably different views, and harmony was restored again!
reconcile (verb), reconciles; reconciled; reconciling
1. To conciliate or to restore to friendship: Richard's father was unable to reconcile the conflict between the two sisters who were arguing about who would wear the special dress to the birthday party.
2. To cause groups of people, or individuals, to become friendly again after an argument or strong disagreement: After many years, Sam, and his brother Art, have finally reconciled with each other.
3. Etymology: from Latin reconciliare from re-, "again" +conciliare, "to make friendly."
To cause to be friendly again.
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To bring into agreement.
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