Definition of 'reciprocal'
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Most have reciprocal arrangements with other universities. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This system works because reciprocal exchanges are expressed as kinship obligations. Cultural Anthropology (1995)The reciprocal agreement was that the burial would take place in the country of the majority of victims. The Times Literary Supplement (2008)There is no good reason why existing reciprocal arrangements that suit both sides over such matters as health should not continue. Times, Sunday Times (2016)What to listen to: the reciprocal arrangement is that passengers choose the music. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Australia has a reciprocal arrangement with Britain. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Members also have access to a portfolio of 200 luxury properties through reciprocal agreements with other organisations. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The parties involved may be firms or governments, and the reciprocal agreements can take a number of forms. International Finance: The markets and financial management of multinational business. (1983)Hospitals were told to charge patients who were found not to be resident in Britain or from countries with reciprocal arrangements. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Since then more than 60 officers on both sides have been sent to serve alongside their counterparts in reciprocal exchange programmes. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The arrangement will be reciprocal. Times, Sunday Times (2013)We have written to the club to ask them to reach reciprocal arrangements with other teams, to apply some common sense. Times, Sunday Times (2016)British galleries and museums are not used to coughing up for loans, most of which are free or on a reciprocal arrangement. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Australia has reciprocal arrangements with the UK but only for emergency treatment. Times, Sunday Times (2012)One can engage in reciprocal exchange using money, as when a friend gives you a loan and does not specify when it must be repaid. Cultural Anthropology (1995)He was also involved in setting up reciprocal health agreements with a number of countries including the Soviet Union. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Executives sat on each other's boards in a bewildering network of reciprocal arrangements between companies, banks and politicians. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Rumours had been swirling for weeks that bidders for 2018 were making reciprocal arrangements with countries hoping to win 2022 by swapping votes. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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British English: reciprocal ADJECTIVE
A reciprocal action or agreement involves two people or groups who do the same thing to each other or agree to help each another in a similar way.
They expected a reciprocal gesture before more hostages could be freed.
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