mutuality

noun
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

Examples of mutuality in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Dear Loyal: Balance and a sense of mutuality are important in friendships. Amy Dickinson, Detroit Free Press, "Pandemic brings out the boring," 31 Aug. 2020 Even the most lacklustre acknowledgment, the merest hint of mutuality by the most incidental lunkhead, can be spun by the girls into fantasy narratives about their future lives, waiting just around the corner. Naomi Fry, The New Yorker, "The Brilliant Awkwardness of “Pen15”," 28 Sep. 2020 Dear Loyal: Balance and a sense of mutuality are important in friendships. Amy Dickinson, Detroit Free Press, "Pandemic brings out the boring," 31 Aug. 2020 Dear Loyal: Balance and a sense of mutuality are important in friendships. Amy Dickinson, Detroit Free Press, "Pandemic brings out the boring," 31 Aug. 2020 Dear Loyal: Balance and a sense of mutuality are important in friendships. Amy Dickinson, Detroit Free Press, "Pandemic brings out the boring," 31 Aug. 2020 Loyal Friend: Balance and a sense of mutuality are important in friendships. Amy Dickinson, Washington Post, "Ask Amy: Pandemic brings out the boring," 14 Aug. 2020 Dear Loyal: Balance and a sense of mutuality are important in friendships. Amy Dickinson, oregonlive, "Ask Amy: Friend endures boring phone calls that never seem to end," 14 Aug. 2020 We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied to a single garment of destiny. Joseph Goodman | Jgoodman@al.com, al, "SEC football coaches demonstrate power of moment," 10 June 2020

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First Known Use of mutuality

circa 1586, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of mutuality was circa 1586

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“Mutuality.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mutuality. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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mutuality

noun
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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