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n. mutual exchange of privileges between states, nations, businesses or individuals. In regard to lawyers, reciprocity refers to recognizing the license of an attorney from another state without the necessity of taking the local state's bar examination. Such reciprocity is seldom granted now, since many large states refuse to give it.

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RECIPROCITY. Mutuality; state, quality or character of that which is reciprocal.
     2. The states of the Union are bound to many acts of reciprocity. The constitution requires that they shall deliver to each other fugitives from justice; that the records of one state, properly authenticated, shall have full credit in the other states; that the citizens of one state shall be citizens of any state into which they may remove. In some of the states, as in Pennsylvania, the rule with regard to the effect of a discharge under the insolvent laws of another state, are reciprocated; the discharges of those courts which respect the discharges of the courts of Pennsylvania, are respected in that state.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Finally, another peculiarity, produced by the previously mentioned need for positive discrimination, is the special treatment conceded to the LDCs by retaining parts of the previous non-reciprocal regime and extending these to all LDCs in the rest of the world, regardless of the membership of the ACP group.
Also, studies could investigate if there is a point in time in which university communications change from non-reciprocal representations to reciprocal, such as after receiving the Carnegie engagement classification or the introduction of a new university mission statement honoring engagement.
Recently, the EU has obtained two waivers to grant non-reciprocal trade preferences to poorer European countries, such as Moldova, and another one to the Western Balkan transition economies (Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro, and Kosovo).
The last section contains our suggestions for a possible approach focusing on some of the key parameters for a fair regulatory model for mobile termination, which accounts for cost orientation, but also looks at the various market positions of operators that may influence whether reciprocal or non-reciprocal termination rates are feasible.
They include agreements not to challenge the rights being licensed, certain non-reciprocal limitations on output of licensed products by licensees, restrictions on R & D activity and obligations on a licensee to grant an exclusive licence back or assign certain improvements.
"Basically, there are two types of licenses, reciprocal and non-reciprocal," he explains.
Non-reciprocal ferrite devices are widely used in RF engineering as efficient means for rerouting and suppressing reverse signals.
This nonreciprocal orientation underscores its difference from "civil respect" and "moral esteem." "Basic respect," which honors the dignity of every person simply as a human being, is essentially inalienable and non-reciprocal.
A corresponding and key defect, however, is that it insulates bad directors from liability for going along with non-reciprocal transfers of corporate assets that serve purposes other than the corporation's.
While the trade advantages of the convention have been significantly eroded since 1975, it still provides these 70 states with non-reciprocal duty-free access to Europe's single market for a wide range of specified goods (largely primary products with certain agricultural exceptions).
The key concept here is there must be a donation that is a non-reciprocal transaction: no donor, no restriction.
Some "non-reciprocal" states offer residents the chance to import wine from California, provided certain regulations are met.

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