Definition of reciprocity
1: the quality or state of being reciprocal : mutual dependence, action, or influence
2: a mutual exchange of privileges
specifically: a recognition by one of two countries or institutions of the validity of licenses or privileges granted by the other.
Examples of reciprocity in a Sentence
Grownups know that little things matter … and that relationships are based on respect and reciprocity.— Margaret Carlson, Time, 4 June 2001
Introduced in the McKinley Tariff of 1890, reciprocity gave the president authority to remove items from the free list if their countries of origin placed unreasonable tariffs on American goods.— Mary Beth Norton et al., A People and a Nation, 1988
Synonyms & Antonyms of reciprocity
formal a situation or relationship in which two people or groups agree to do something similar for each other; a reciprocal arrangement or relationship
- The proposal calls for reciprocity in trade relations.
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