reciprocity

[ res-uh-pros-i-tee ]
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noun
  1. a reciprocal state or relation.

  2. reciprocation; mutual exchange.

  1. 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.

Origin of reciprocity

1
First recorded in 1760–70; from Latin reciproc(us) (see reciprocal) + -ity

Other words from reciprocity

  • non·rec·i·proc·i·ty, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for reciprocity

reciprocity

/ (ˌrɛsɪˈprɒsɪtɪ) /


nounplural -ities
  1. reciprocal action or relation

  2. a mutual exchange of commercial or other privileges

Origin of reciprocity

1
C18: via French from Latin reciprocus reciprocal

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