mu·​tu·​al·​i·​ty | \ ˌmyü-chə-ˈwa-lə-tē How to pronounce mutuality (audio) \

Definition of mutuality

1 : the quality or state of being mutual
2 : a sharing of sentiments : intimacy

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Recent Examples on the Web 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 First of all, with the mutuality of these intergenerational connections, how two-way that relationship is. Ashoka, Forbes, 6 May 2021 That is the beauty of youth/adult partnerships, as long as the partnerships are developed with respect, reciprocity, mutuality, caring and clear purpose. Lisa Deaderick, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 Mar. 2021 As Brad and David discovered in their research, male mentors learned as much or more as their female mentees when the relationship was based on mutuality. Ellevate, Forbes, 18 Mar. 2021 Being successful at business has hinged on mutuality since our ancestors started to exchange and barter goods and services for things of reciprocal value. Nadine Hack, Forbes, 26 Feb. 2021 In a time when trust is damaged, the question is how images can contribute to care and mutuality, to stitching a more equitable society. Peter Van Agtmael, Magazine, 8 Dec. 2020 Overall, your goal for handling this situation is to engage in mutuality — considering the other person's needs alongside your own. Chicago Tribune, Star Tribune, 27 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of mutuality

circa 1586, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Mutuality.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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mu·​tu·​al·​i·​ty | \ ˌmyü-chə-ˈwa-lə-tē How to pronounce mutuality (audio) \

Legal Definition of mutuality

: the quality or state of being mutual: as
a : the quality of a contract under which both parties are bound by obligations
b : 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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