mutuality

mutuality
mutual ADJECTIVE 1) experienced or done by each of two or more parties towards the other or others. 2) (of two or more parties) having the same specified relationship to each other. 3) held in common by two or more parties. 4) (of a building society or insurance company) owned by its members and dividing its profits between them.
DERIVATIVES mutuality noun mutually adverb.
USAGE Traditionally it has been held that the only correct use of mutual is in describing a reciprocal relationship, as in mutual respect (sense 1). The use of mutual to mean ‘held in common’ (sense 3), has been thought incorrect, although it has a long and respectable history (e.g. in the title of Dickens's novel Our Mutual Friend) and is now generally accepted as standard English.
ORIGIN Old French mutuel, from Latin mutuus 'mutual, borrowed' .

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