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mutual aid

noun, Sociology.
the cooperative as opposed to the competitive factors operating in the development of society.
Origin of mutual aid
First recorded in 1530-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The first association of the newly arrived immigrant is one of mutual aid.

    New Homes for Old Sophonisba Preston Breckinridge
  • This treaty was in the nature of an alliance for mutual aid and protection.

  • Foreign criminal clans herd together in San Francisco for mutual aid.

    The Little Lady of Lagunitas Richard Henry Savage
  • The illustrations of mutual aid at Halifax would fill a volume.

    Catastrophe and Social Change Samuel Henry Prince
  • Four less brave, but knowing each other well, sure of their reliability and consequently of mutual aid, will attack resolutely.

    Battle Studies Charles-Jean-Jacques-Joseph Ardant du Picq
  • Like mankind, they sometimes co-operate for dishonest ends; they form "trusts" and organise into gangs for purposes of mutual aid.

  • Properly conducted, the relations between employer and employee, “mistress” and “servant,” are those of mutual aid.

  • Here he had to learn to get on with other individuals, to live and let live, to practise co-operation and mutual aid.

  • Neighborliness went beyond social interaction; it was also the basis for mutual aid and cooperation.

    Frying Pan Farm Elizabeth Brown Pryor
  • The extent of their mutual aid, and the exact part performed by each, will never be known.

    Some Noble Sisters Edmund Lee

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