[ res-uh-pros-i-tee ]
/ ˌrɛs əˈprɒs ɪ ti /


a reciprocal state or relation.
reciprocation; mutual exchange.
the relation or policy in commercial dealings between countries by which corresponding advantages or privileges are granted by each country to the citizens of the other.


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Origin of reciprocity

1760–70; < Latin reciproc(us) (see reciprocal) + -ity

OTHER WORDS FROM reciprocity

non·rec·i·proc·i·ty, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for reciprocity

/ (ˌrɛsɪˈprɒsɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ities

reciprocal action or relation
a mutual exchange of commercial or other privileges

Word Origin for reciprocity

C18: via French from Latin reciprocus reciprocal
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