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 conciliation and mediation between the two sides of industry should be encouraged.

• the conciliation service ACAS

— see also ACAS
— conciliator noun [countable] :

• The government has appointed an official conciliator in a last attempt to bring the unions and management to the negotiating table.

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conciliation UK US /kənˌsɪliˈeɪʃən/ noun [U]
HR the process of helping two sides in a disagreement, for example employers and employees, to meet and talk about their different ideas in the hope of ending the disagreement: »

Most cases were decided by conciliation and did not need to go to a tribunal.


a conciliation agreement/procedure/service

See also ACAS(Cf. ↑ACAS)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • 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. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • 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

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