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Definitions of reciprocity:

  1.   Mutual action and reaction.
  2.   Reciprocal obligation or right; equal rights or benefits to be mutually yielded or enjoyed.
  3.   State of being reciprocal; mutuality.
  4.   Interchange; equal mutual rights or benefits to be yielded or enjoyed; mutual action and reaction.
  5.   Mutual obligations: action and reaction.
  6.   a relation of mutual dependence or action or influence
  7.   Reciprocal action or concession.
  8.   mutual exchange of commercial or other privileges
  9.   Reciprocal advantages, obligations, or rights; reciprocation.
  10.   Free interchange of action or relation; commercial relationship between two nations by which each grants the other equal and similar advantages not enjoyed by other nations; as, a treaty of reciprocity between the United States and Canada.

Quotes for reciprocity:

  1. Ideally citizens are to think of themselves as if they were legislators and ask themselves what statutes, supported by what reasons satisfying the criterion of reciprocity they would think is most reasonable to enact. – John Rawls
  2. We see things like reciprocity which are fairly central to our view of ethics. But if you're talking about a set of worked -out rules on what we are supposed to do then, yes, it is a human product. – Peter Singer

Usage examples for reciprocity:

  1. But names do not change the nature of things; and I defy any one to dare to maintain that there exists here, when all is done, a service for a service, or a reciprocity of services. ” – Essays on Political Economy by Frederic Bastiat
  2. “ That's what is called reciprocity because it works both ways against the middle. ” – Get Next! by Hugh McHugh
  3. At the same time he exerted himself to secure in the McKinley Tariff Bill, which was just then under consideration, a provision for reciprocity of trade with American countries. ” – The Path of Empire A Chronicle of the United States as a World Power, Volume 46 in The Chronicles of America Series by Carl Russell Fish
  4. “ A strong advocate of reciprocity between Canada and the United States. ” – The Makers of Canada: Index and Dictionary of Canadian History by Various
  5. The great bulk of the import trade was with Great Britain and the United States, but the value of the exports to the United States was largely in excess of the goods purchased by Great Britain- especially after 1854, when Lord Elgin arranged a reciprocity treaty with the United States. ” – Canada under British Rule 1760-1900 by John G. Bourinot
  6. This, being dissolved, they seek in vain that reciprocity of little kindnesses which they used to find in their own regiments and armies. ” – Paris As It Was and As It Is by Francis W. Blagdon
  7. “ " I have been frank, and I expected reciprocity resumed Theodose. ” – The Lesser Bourgeoisie by Honore de Balzac
  8. “ " He is now," said Mr. Gingham ominously; " he says the idea of this reciprocity business cuts him to the heart." ” – Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town by Stephen Leacock
  9. The word mutual should always convey a sense of reciprocity as " Happy in our mutual help and mutual love." ” – Slips of Speech by John H. Bechtel
  10. It works out in experience to be always the same thing that is needed for our perfect health and happiness- reciprocity – The Prodigal Returns by Lilian Staveley
  11. Why cannot Canada and the United States, lying side by side, from the Atlantic to the Pacific, devise some mutually advantageous scheme of reciprocity by which the vexatious delays and annoyances and expense of these Custom Houses can be done away with? ” – By Canoe and Dog-Train by Egerton Ryerson Young
  12. “ Mr. Brown had taken a deep interest in the subject of reciprocity – George Brown by John Lewis
  13. The reciprocity of the game. ” – Breaking Point by James E. Gunn
  14. In 1902 Hay arranged with Sir Robert Bond, Prime Minister of Newfoundland, a new reciprocity agreement. ” – The Path of Empire A Chronicle of the United States as a World Power, Volume 46 in The Chronicles of America Series by Carl Russell Fish
  15. In spite of this situation, however, no sooner was the proposed reciprocity agreement reached between the Canadian and United States governments of the day, on January 26th, than market prices began to go down. ” – Deep Furrows by Hopkins Moorhouse
  16. The minister has complained to me, officially, of these acts, as a departure from the reciprocity stipulated for by the treaty. ” – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson
  17. They talked, they smiled, they said the loveliest little things to each other with delicious reciprocity – Phemie Frost's Experiences by Ann S. Stephens
  18. The next step was to carry out the promises of reciprocity with the United States. ” – The Canadian Commonwealth by Agnes C. Laut
  19. Properly speaking, exchange is the reciprocity of services. ” – Essays on Political Economy by Frederic Bastiat

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