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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.


adjective alternating, bilateral, common, commutual, complemental, complementary, contingent, correlative, corresponding, give and take, interchangeable, interconnected, interdependent, interrelated, mutual, mutuus, parallel, reciprocative, requited, responded to, retaliative, retaliatory, retributive, returned, two-sided
Associated concepts: reciprocal agreements, reciprocal promises, reciprocal wills
See also: coequal, cognate, common, complement, correlate, correlative, counterpart, equivalent, related, same
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Reciprocal tax, meanwhile, seems meaningless, though it can be a slogan of an aggressive trade policy," Koh said, adding that the U.
We're also seeing continued growth in the number of architects who hold an NCARB Certi cate, which facilitates reciprocal licensure across the United States and in several countries.
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When everyone is hit by scarcity at the same time, people hoard resources, avoid repaying debts, and reciprocal relationships disintegrate (Dirks 1980).
33) Under reciprocal compensation these termination costs would be paid by the provider that originated the call after that provider had billed its customer.
The core area of reciprocal constructions is easy to identify in terms of prototypical examples, but there are problems at the periphery, and the task of providing explicit criteria for their identification across languages and their delimitation from other constructions is certainly not a trivial one.
No reciprocal agreement: The remedy for nonreciprocal filing states is to have the taxpayer claim a credit for taxes paid to another state, and effectively assign tax to the state in which the income is sourced.
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.
In contrast to the traditional power that is fostered by competition and domination, reciprocal empowerment is power epitomized by inner strength.
General Reinsurance, include corporate officers and investors of Reciprocal of America.
Red Hat, for example, is a strong advocate of the reciprocal type of license.
Reciprocal Inc, a provider of business infrastructure for the distribution of digital assets, has formed a strategic alliance with the technology services company NetPD.