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reciprocation

[ri-sip-ruh-key-shuh n] /rɪˌsɪp rəˈkeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
an act or instance of reciprocating.
2.
a returning, usually for something given.
3.
a mutual giving and receiving.
4.
the state of being reciprocal or corresponding.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; < Latin reciprocātiōn- (stem of reciprocātiō). See reciprocate, -ion
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Examples for reciprocation
  • The bill contains provisions regarding reciprocation.
  • Check the information sheets listed below to see if you qualify for reciprocation of your certification.
Word Origin and History for reciprocation
n.

1520s, "mode of expression;" 1560s, "act of reciprocating," from Latin reciprocationem (nominative reciprocatio) "retrogression, alternation, ebb," noun of action from past participle stem of reciprocare "move back, turn back," also "come and go, move back and forth;" from reciprocus (see reciprocal).

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