conciliation
con·cil·i·a·tion /kən-ˌsi-lē-'ā-shən/ n: the settlement of a dispute by mutual and friendly agreement with a view to avoiding litigation
con·cil·i·a·tor /kən-'si-lē-ˌā-tər/ n

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

conciliation
I noun abatement of differences, accommodation, accord, accordance, adaptability, adjustment, agreement, appeasement, arrangement, bipartisanship, compact, compliance, compromise, concert, concession, conciliatio, concord, concurrence, conformability, conformity, consonance, cooperation, entente, harmony, league, mediation, mutual accord, mutual agreement, mutual concession, mutual understanding, negotiation, pacification, peacemaking, placation, propitiation, reconcilement, reconciliation, reunion, satisfaction, settlement, settlement of differences, solidarity, submission, truce, unanimity, understanding, uniformity, union, unity associated concepts: conciliation in a marriage II index accordance (compact), amnesty, arbitration, collective bargaining, condonation, intercession, mediation, mollification, peace, reconciliation, settlement

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


conciliation
n.
Amicable resolution of a dispute by the parties themselves, often done before trial. See also arbitration, mediation

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


conciliation
settlement out of court, usually by the assistance of a neutral third party. There is a current trend to use this method in family matters relating to children. It is already well established in employment matters. See Advisory Conciliation and Arbitration Service.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


conciliation
n.
1 The amicable resolution of a dispute.
2 A method of alternative dispute resolution whereby a third party, who is usually but not necessarily neutral, meets with the parties and assists them to find a way to settle their dispute.
3 In family law, an attempt by a third party to assist a couple to settle their differences and stay together.
See also mediation.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


conciliation
The process of adjusting or settling disputes in a friendly manner through extrajudicial means. Conciliation means bringing two opposing sides together to reach a compromise in an attempt to avoid taking a case to trial. ARBITRATION, in contrast, is a contractual remedy used to settle disputes out of court. In arbitration the two parties in controversy agree in advance to abide by the decision made by a third party called in as a mediator, whereas conciliation is less structured.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


conciliation
I
The process of adjusting or settling disputes in a friendly manner through extrajudicial means. Conciliation means bringing two opposing sides together to reach a compromise in an attempt to avoid taking a case to trial. arbitration, in contrast, is a contractual remedy used to settle disputes out of court. In arbitration the two parties in controversy agree in advance to abide by the decision made by a third party called in as a mediator, whereas conciliation is less structured.
II A form of alternative dispute resolution in which the parties bring their dispute to a neutral third party, who helps lower tensions, improve communications, and explore possible solutions. Conciliation is similar to mediation, but is may be less formal.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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  • conciliation — [ kɔ̃siljasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • XIVe; lat. conciliatio 1 ♦ Action de concilier (des personnes, des opinions, des intérêts); son résultat. ⇒ accommodement, accord, arbitrage, arrangement, concorde, entente, médiation, rapprochement, réconciliation,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • conciliation — con‧cil‧i‧a‧tion [kənˌsɪliˈeɪʆn] noun [uncountable] HUMAN RESOURCES the process of getting an employer and employees who are involved in an argument to meet and discuss their differences, in the hope of ending the argument: • Procedures for… …   Financial and business terms

  • conciliation — CONCILIATION. s. f. Action de concilier, réunion de personnes qui étoient divisées. Travailler à la conciliation des esprits. Il a un esprit deconciliation. [b]f♛/b] Il se dit aussi De la concordance des passages et des Lois qui paroissent… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • conciliation — Conciliation. s. f. v. Accord. Conciliation des esprits. conciliation des passages, des loix &c …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Conciliation — Con*cil i*a tion, n. [L. conciliatio.] The act or process of conciliating; the state of being conciliated. [1913 Webster] The house has gone further; it has declared conciliation admissible previous to any submission on the part of America. Burke …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • conciliation — 1540s, from M.Fr. conciliation, from L. conciliationem (nom. conciliatio) a connection, union, bond, figuratively a making friendly, gaining over, noun of action from conciliare (see CONCILIATE (Cf. conciliate)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Conciliation — (v. lat.), Versöhnung; davon Conciliatorisch, aussöhnend, einigend, u. Conciliiren, vereinen, aussöhnen …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Conciliation — Conciliation, lat., Versöhnung; conciliatorisch, versöhnend; conciliiren, versöhnen, vereinigen …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • conciliation — CONCILIATION: Les prêcher toujours, même quand les contraires sont absolus …   Dictionnaire des idées reçues

  • conciliation — et union, Conciliatio, Conciliatura …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

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