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Webster 1913 Edition


Reciprocity

Recˊi-proc′i-ty

(rĕsˊĭ-prŏs′ĭ-ty̆)
,
Noun.
[Cf. F.
réciprocité
. See
Reciprocal
.]
1.
Mutual action and reaction.
2.
Reciprocal advantages, obligations, or rights; reciprocation.
Reciprocity treaty
, or
Treaty of reciprocity
,
a treaty concluded between two countries, conferring equal privileges as regards customs or charges on imports, or in other respects.
Syn. – Reciprocation; interchange; mutuality.

Webster 1828 Edition


Reciprocity

RECIPROC'ITY

,
Noun.
Reciprocal obligation or right; equal mutual rights or benefits to be yielded or enjoyed. The commissioners offered to negotiate a treaty on principles of reciprocity.

Definition 2022


reciprocity

reciprocity

English

Noun

reciprocity (countable and uncountable, plural reciprocities)

  1. The characteristic of being reciprocal, e.g. of a relationship between people.
    In a friendship, reciprocity occurs where the contribution of each party meets the expectations of the other party.
  2. A reciprocal relationship.
  3. A relation of mutual dependence or action or influence.
  4. The mutual exchange of rights, privileges or obligations between nations.
  5. (psychology) The responses of individuals to the actions of others.

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