mu·​tu·​al·​i·​ty ˌmyü-chə-ˈwa-lə-tē How to pronounce mutuality (audio)
: the quality or state of being mutual
: a sharing of sentiments : intimacy

Examples of mutuality in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Not in service of a selfish goal, but in mutuality and recognition of one another as more than a means to an end. Anne Kniggendorf, Kansas City Star, 14 Apr. 2024 We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Baltimore Sun Editorial Board, Baltimore Sun, 15 Jan. 2024 Before every Passover when the bakery closes its doors for the holiday, my wife bakes cheesecake brownies for them as a sign of mutuality. Michael Eisenberg, Fortune, 4 May 2023 The principles that guide me in my work are these: safety (physical, social, psychological, and moral); peer support and mutual self-help; trustworthiness and transparency; mutuality and collaboration; empowerment, voice and choice; and understanding cultural, historical, and gender issues., 29 Apr. 2021 So then now to your question, whatever is worth working on, find mutuality, do the hard work to find mutual alignment. Fortune Editors, Fortune, 16 Nov. 2022 Deny that basic equality and mutuality often enough and long enough and the sense of commonality will break down. Damon Linker, The Week, 4 Jan. 2022 Darla later performs a dance pantomime of Israel-Palestinian mutuality. Armond White, National Review, 4 June 2021 Only by creating intentional relationships and mutuality between workers and bosses can trust truly flourish. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 9 Apr. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1586, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of mutuality was circa 1586

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Cite this Entry

“Mutuality.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

Legal Definition


mu·​tu·​al·​i·​ty ˌmyü-chə-ˈwa-lə-tē How to pronounce mutuality (audio)
: the quality or state of being mutual: as
: the quality of a contract under which both parties are bound by obligations
: the state of debts for purposes of set-off under bankruptcy law in which the debts are owed between the same parties standing in the same capacity

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