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Bilateral; two-sided; mutual; interchanged.

Reciprocal obligations are duties owed by one individual to another and vice versa. A reciprocal contract is one in which the parties enter into mutual agreements.

Reciprocal laws are statutes of one state that give rights and privileges to the citizens of another state if that state extends similar privileges to the citizens of the first state. A common example is the Reciprocal Enforcement of Support Act, which is a uniform law adopted in a majority of jurisdictions, by which a tribunal in the state where a wife or mother resides is able to commence proceedings for Child Support against a husband or father who resides in another state.

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The Reciprocal Trade Act will be an incredible tool to bring foreign countries to the negotiating table and to get them to lower tariffs on US products and also to get rid of their trade barriers, the president asserted.
Over the past few seasons, NUFC have been keen to keep the prices of away tickets as affordable as possible, and have reached a number of reciprocal deals with clubs, including Everton and Southampton.
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The viability of reciprocal exchanges stands as a powerful foil to the academic consensus that legal entities are somehow essential, while nevertheless validating the underlying logic that led scholars to elevate entities in the first place.
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The Prime Minister said a reciprocal deal was needed which is "why it is so important we haven't just given those rights to EU citizens here in the UK".
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There are three methods for allocating service department costs: direct, sequential, and reciprocal. The first step of each method is to classify each organizational unit as either an operating or service department.
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