mutual

mutual
mutual [myo͞o′cho͞o əl]
adj.
[LME mutuall < MFr mutuel < L mutuus, mutual, reciprocal < mutare, to change, exchange: see MISS1]
1.
a) done, felt, etc. by each of two or more for or toward the other or others; reciprocal [mutual admiration]
b) of, or having the same relationship toward, each other or one another [mutual enemies]
2. shared in common; joint [our mutual friend]
3. designating or of a type of insurance in which the policyholders elect the directors, share in the profits, and agree to indemnify one another against loss
mutuality [myo͞o′cho͞oal′ə tē]
n.
pl. mutualities
mutually
adv.
SYN.- MUTUAL may be used for an interchange of feeling between two persons [John and Joe are mutual enemies ] or may imply a sharing jointly with others [the mutual efforts of a group ]; RECIPROCAL implies a return in kind or degree by each of two sides of what is given or demonstrated by the other [a reciprocal trade agreement ], or it may refer to any inversely corresponding relationship [the reciprocal functions of two machine parts ]; COMMON simply implies a being shared by others or by all the members of a group [our common interests ]

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