mutual

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Middle French mutuel, from Latin mūtuus.

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mutual (comparative more mutual, superlative most mutual)

  1. Having the same relationship, each to each other.
    They were mutual enemies.
  2. Collective, done or held in common.
    Mutual insurance.
  3. Reciprocal.
    They had mutual fear of each other.
  4. Possessed in common.
    They had a mutual love of the same woman.
    • 1809, Faculty of Advocates (Scotland), Decisions of the Court of Sessions, from 1752 to 1808 (page 216)
      On his area the pursuer built a dwelling-house, of which the gable and garden-wall were mutual with his neighbour Smith []
  5. (Relating to a company, insurance or financial institution) Owned by the members.

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Noun[edit]

mutual (plural mutuals)

  1. A mutual fund.
  2. A mutual organization.
  3. (Internet) Either of a pair of people who follow each other's social media accounts.

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Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /muˈtwal/, [muˈt̪wal]
  • Rhymes: -al

Adjective[edit]

mutual (plural mutuales)

  1. mutual
    Synonyms: mutuo

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