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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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Clearly, any pair of continuous mappings is reciprocally continuous, but the converse need not be true in general (e.g.
We call a Semi-Paradox a statement <SP> such that either supposing that <SP> is true it results that <SP> is false (but not reciprocally), or supposing that <SP> is false it results that <SP> is true (but not reciprocally).
Speaking on the occasion, Chairman PTA said that PTA would provide telecom information and expertise to NUST, reciprocally it should encourage its students to undertake research in different areas of telecom sector.
Sources told the Statesman that Afghanistan would have the opportunity to export to India free through Wagah border and reciprocally Pakistan would be able to export its goods to CARs through Afghanistan.
Reciprocally, Taiwan promises to cut duties on 267 commodities, mostly industrial components, imported from China, which will cost Taiwan some US$105.59 million in customs revenues.
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For his part, Makdah said, "Hizbullah has no need for even one armed man from Fatah, and the Israelis have become like petrified rats after the latest speech by Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah (leader of Hizbullah)." Nasrallah threatened in his latest speech to bomb Israeli infrastructure and important sites reciprocally if Israel were to attack Beirut.
The agreement enables Excellent Business Centers' tenants to lease flex office space at Wurk Environments' new Times Square New York City flagship at 1515 Broadway, and Wurk tenants, reciprocally, will be able to operate from an overseas European base at any of Excellent's 32 office centers throughout the Germany.
The GIAP, introduced by Gulf Air in 2007, is designed to provide its key global partners with incentives to boost their cargo traffic volumes and reciprocally ensure that Gulf Air is endorsed as a 'Core Carrier'.
Reciprocally, RERA will train DED staff on how to use the licensing procedures.
In a June 30 executive order, the president directed that, with narrow exceptions, "background investigations and adjudications shall be mutually and reciprocally accepted by all agencies."
Indeed, this works reciprocally if our partners around the world cannot easily fly to us.