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mutual adj

1 : directed by each toward the other
: reciprocal [ orders of protection in domestic violence cases "L. H. Schafran and Norman Wikler"]
2 : shared in common
: joint [spouses' obligation to support children of their marriage "Louisiana Civil Code"]
3 : of or relating to a plan whereby the members of an organization share in the profits and expenses
: of, relating to, or taking the form of an insurance method in which the policyholders constitute the members of the insuring company
mu·tu·al·ly adv

Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.

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