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reciprocity

[res-uh-pros-i-tee] /ˌrɛs əˈprɒs ɪ ti/
noun
1.
a reciprocal state or relation.
2.
reciprocation; mutual exchange.
3.
the relation or policy in commercial dealings between countries by which corresponding advantages or privileges are granted by each country to the citizens of the other.
Origin
1760-1770
1760-70; < Latin reciproc(us) (see reciprocal) + -ity
Related forms
nonreciprocity, noun
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reciprocity

/ˌrɛsɪˈprɒsɪtɪ/
noun (pl) -ities
1.
reciprocal action or relation
2.
a mutual exchange of commercial or other privileges
Word Origin
C18: via French from Latin reciprocusreciprocal
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Word Origin and History for nonreciprocity

reciprocity

n.

1766, from French réciprocité (18c.), from reciproque, from Latin reciprocus, past participle of reciprocare (see reciprocal).

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