Mutual

Definition of Mutual

Mu´tu`al
a.1.Reciprocally acting or related; reciprocally receiving and giving; reciprocally given and received; reciprocal; interchanged; as, a mutual love, advantage, assistance, aversion, etc.
Conspiracy and mutual promise.
- Sir T. More.
Happy in our mutual help,
And mutual love.
- Milton.
A certain shyness on such subjects, which was mutual between the sisters.
- G. Eliot.
2.Possessed, experienced, or done by two or more persons or things at the same time; common; joint; as, mutual happiness; a mutual effort.
A vast accession of misery and woe from the mutual weeping, and wailing, and gnashing of teeth.
- Bentley.
Mutual, as Johnson will tell us, means something reciprocal, a giving and taking. How could people have mutual ancestors?
- P. Harrison.
Mutual insurance
agreement among a number of persons to insure each other against loss, as by fire, death, or accident.
Mutual insurance company
one which does a business of insurance on the mutual principle, the policy holders sharing losses and profits pro rata.

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accessory, accompanying, associated, attendant, attending, changeable, coacting, coactive, coadjutant, coadjuvant, coefficient, coincident, collaborative, collateral, collective, collectivist, collectivistic, collusive, combined, commensal, communal, communalist, communalistic, communist, communistic, communitarian, commutable, commutative, commutual, complementary, concerted, concomitant, concordant, concurrent, concurring, conjoint, conjunct, connected, conniving, convertible, cooperant, cooperating, cooperative, coupled, ecumenic, equal, equalizing, equivalent, even, exchanged, fellow, general, give-and-take, harmonious, harmonized, in common, interactive, interchanged, joined, noncompetitive, paired, parallel, permutable, popular, public, reciprocal, reciprocating, reciprocative, related, respective, retaliatory, returnable, simultaneous, social, socialistic, societal, standard, swapped, switched, symbiotic, synergetic, synergic, synergistic, traded, transposed, twin, two-way, uncompetitive, united
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