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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Mutual  \Mu"tu*al\,  a.  [F.  mutuel,  L.  mutuus  orig.,  exchanged, 
  borrowed,  lent;  akin  to  mutare  to  change.  See  {Mutable}.] 
  1.  Reciprocally  acting  or  related;  reciprocally  receiving  and 
  giving;  reciprocally  given  and  received;  reciprocal; 
  interchanged;  as  a  mutual  love,  advantage,  assistance, 
  aversion,  etc 
 
  Conspiracy  and  mutual  promise.  --Sir  T.  More 
 
  Happy  in  our  mutual  help,  And  mutual  love.  --Milton. 
 
  A  certain  shyness  on  such  subjects,  which  was  mutual 
  between  the  sisters.  --G.  Eliot. 
 
  2.  Possessed,  experienced,  or  done  by  two  or  more  persons  or 
  things  at  the  same  time;  common;  joint;  as  mutual 
  happiness;  a  mutual  effort.  --Burke. 
 
  A  vast  accession  of  misery  and  woe  from  the  mutual 
  weeping,  and  wailing,  and  gnashing  of  teeth. 
  --Bentley. 
 
  Note:  This  use  of  mutual  as  synonymous  with  common  is 
  inconsistent  with  the  idea  of  interchange,  or 
  reciprocal  relation,  which  properly  belongs  to  it  but 
  the  word  has  been  so  used  by  many  writers  of  high 
  authority.  The  present  tendency  is  toward  a  careful 
  discrimination. 
 
  Mutual,  as  Johnson  will  tell  us  means  something 
  reciprocal,  a  giving  and  taking.  How  could  people 
  have  mutual  ancestors?  --P.  Harrison. 
 
  {Mutual  insurance},  agreement  among  a  number  of  persons  to 
  insure  each  other  against  loss  as  by  fire,  death,  or 
  accident. 
 
  {Mutual  insurance  company},  one  which  does  a  business  of 
  insurance  on  the  mutual  principle,  the  policy  holders 
  sharing  losses  and  profits  pro  rata. 
 
  Syn:  Reciprocal;  interchanged;  common. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  mutual 
  adj  1:  common  to  or  shared  by  two  or  more  parties;  "a  common 
  friend";  "the  mutual  interests  of  management  and 
  labor"  [syn:  {common}] 
  2:  experienced  or  expressed  by  each  toward  the  other  "mutual 
  trust";  "a  mutual  defense  treaty" 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Mutual,  OH  (village,  FIPS  53480) 
  Location:  40.07906  N,  83.63735  W 
  Population  (1990):  126  (54  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.4  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Mutual,  OK  (town,  FIPS  50150) 
  Location:  36.22978  N,  99.16733  W 
  Population  (1990):  68  (43  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.7  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  73853 




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