(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)
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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