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MU'TUAL, a. [L. mutuus, from muto, to change.]

Reciprocal; interchanged , each acting in return or correspondence to the other; given and received. Mutual love is that which is entertained by two persons each for the other; mutual advantage is that which is conferred by one person or another,and received by him in return. So we say, mutual assistance, mutual aversion.

And, what should most excite a mutual flame,

Your rural cares and pleasures are the same.



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MU'TUAL, a. [L. mutuus, from muto, to change.]

Reciprocal; interchanged , each acting in return or correspondence to the other; given and received. Mutual love is that which is entertained by two persons each for the other; mutual advantage is that which is conferred by one person or another,and received by him in return. So we say, mutual assistance, mutual aversion.

And, what should most excite a mutual flame,

Your rural cares and pleasures are the same.

MU'TU-AL, a. [Fr. mutuel; L. mutuus, from muto, to change.]

Reciprocal; interchanged; each acting in return or correspondence to the other; given and received. Mutual love is that which is entertained by two persons each for the other; mutual advantage is that which is conferred by one person on another, and received by him in return. So we say, mutual assistance, mutual aversion. And what should most excite a mutual flame, / Your rural cares and pleasures are the same. Pope.


Mu"tu*al
  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.

    * 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.

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Mutual

MU'TUAL, adjective [Latin mutuus, from muto, to change.]

Reciprocal; interchanged , each acting in return or correspondence to the other; given and received. mutual love is that which is entertained by two persons each for the other; mutual advantage is that which is conferred by one person or another, and received by him in return. So we say, mutual assistance, mutual aversion.

And, what should most excite a mutual flame,

Your rural cares and pleasures are the same.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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