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Definition of Reciprocity

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mutuality, state of being reciprocal, state of being common or shared
Reciprocity Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Reciprocity Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
Reciprocal advantages, obligations, or rights; reciprocation.
Mutual action and reaction.
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\rec`i*proc"i*ty\ (?), n. [cf. f. réciprocité. see reciprocal.]
1. mutual action and reaction.
2. reciprocal advantages, obligations, or rights; reciprocation.
treaty, or

  similar words(2) 

 treaty of reciprocity 
 reciprocity treaty 
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Equal mutual rights and benefits granted and enjoyed.
WordNet 2.0

1. a relation of mutual dependence or action or influence
(synonym) reciprocality
(hypernym) relation
(hyponym) complementarity
2. mutual exchange of commercial or other privileges
(hypernym) interchange, reciprocation, give-and-take
Reciprocity Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
2K Group Shipping, Trade, Insurance Dictionary
The reduction of a country's import duties or other trade restraints in
return for comparable trade concessions from another country.

Reciprocity includes the lowering of customs duties on imports in return
for tariff concessions from other countries; the negotiated reduction of a
country's import duties or other trade restraints in return for similar
concessions from another country. Reciprocity is a traditional principle
of GATT trade negotiations that implies an approximate equality of
concessions accorded and benefits received among or between participants in
a negotiation. In practice this principle applies only in negotiations
between developed countries. Because of the frequently wide disparity in
their economic capacities and potential, the relationship between developed
and developing countries is generally not one of equivalence. The concept
of "relative reciprocity" has emerged to characterize the practice by
developed countries to seek less than full reciprocity from developing
countries in trade negotiations.
MONASH Marketing Dictionary
a practice, which may be illegal under the Trade Practices Act, in which a firm gives purchasing preference to a firm to which it sells. See Reverse Reciprocity.
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Reciprocity Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of Sociology
A system of the exchange of goods based on social ties.
Reciprocity Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Reciprocity may refer to:
  • Reciprocity (Canadian politics), used to describe the concept of free trade with the United States of America
    • Reciprocal trade agreement, entered into in order to reduce (or eliminate) tariffs, quotas and other trade restrictions on items traded between the signatories
  • Reciprocity (photography), the relationship between the intensity of the light and duration of the exposure that result in identical exposure
  • Traffic violations reciprocity where non-resident drivers are treated like residents
  • Reciprocity (Fringe), a 2011 episode of the television series Fringe

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Reciprocity Definition from Law Dictionaries & Glossaries
The 'Lectric Law Library
Mutuality; state, quality or character of that which is reci- procal.

The states of the Union are bound to many acts of reciprocity. The constitution requires that they shall deliver to each other fugitives from justice; that the records of one state, properly authenticated, shall have full credit in the other states; that the citizens of one state shall be citizens of any state into which they may remove. In some of the states, as in Pennsylvania, the rule with regard to the effect of a discharge under the insolvent laws of another state, are reciprocated; the discharges of those courts which respect the discharges of the courts of Pennsylvania, are respected in that state.

This entry contains material from Bouvier's Legal Dictionary, a work published in the 1850's.
Courtesy of the 'Lectric Law Library.
Law Dictionary
Generally, a relationship between persons, corporations, states,or countries whereby privileges granted by one are returned by the other. Dictionary
the process of cooperation between states and countries to establish and enforce child support orders. Laws and court orders of each jurisdiction are recognized and enforced.
Reciprocity Definition from Sports Dictionaries & Glossaries
A practice by which governments extend similar concessions to one another.