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reconcile vb

1 a : to restore to harmony [reconciled the parties] [reconciled the marriage]
b : to bring to resolution [ differences]
2 a : to check (a financial account) against another for accuracy
b : to account for
: to become reconciled
: to voluntarily resume cohabitation as spouses prior to a divorce becoming final with the mutual intention of remaining together and reestablishing a harmonious relationship [denied the complaint for divorce because the parties had reconciled]
rec·on·cil·abil·i·ty [re-kən-sī-lə-bi-lə-tē]

rec·on·cil·able [re-kən-sī-lə-bəl]

rec·on·cile·ment n

rec·on·cil·i·a·tion [re-kən-si-lē-ā-shən]

Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.

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