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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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Indeed, even as reciprocals achieve those functions without entities, their circumnavigation traces the path of organizational law.
This Article gives reciprocals their first serious scholarly treatment, explains how they succeed without entities, and relates these findings to the most foundational questions in business law.
as a sum of reciprocal integers without repetition.
Since 8 < 25/3 < 9, the nearest reciprocal integer below 3/25 is 1/9.
The intersection between reflexives and reciprocals: A grammaticalization perspective.
Karachay-Balkar reciprocals. Turkic Languages 6(1), 19-80.--(ed.) (forthcoming).
At Stratford, I once said: "Southwell reciprocal today." "Oh, that's nice," the lady said, "that's pounds 12."
Code Section 832(f) has a special provision unique to reciprocal insurance companies, which allows the reciprocal to deduct annual net income that the reciprocal allocates to a "subscriber savings account" established for each subscriber.
First of all, reciprocals are a minority phenomenon all in all, only 159 instances in the whole Brown corpus, 114 occurrences of each other against 45 for one another Of course there are also other ways of expressing reciprocity, but when comparing the proportions of the two pronouns in each text category in the Brown corpus, if becomes clear that the highest proportions of each other are Press, Reviews, Skills and Hobbies, Miscellaneous, Fiction, Romance, Humour.
Vermont has prospered over the last 10 years by targeting groups of insureds eager to share risk and purchase related services in an innovative environment; by allowing reciprocals, the state proves that it remains serious about alternative risk financing.
"We've tried our best to rally everyone involved with the reciprocals around these core concepts.
Then we know from above theorem that f ( x ) is not the product of a pair of relatively reciprocal polynomials .