Mutual Definition

myo͝ocho͝o-əl
adjective
Done, felt, etc. by each of two or more for or toward the other or others; reciprocal.
Mutual admiration.
Webster's New World
Of, or having the same relationship toward, each other or one another.
Mutual enemies.
Webster's New World
Having the same relationship to each other.
American Heritage
Shared in common; joint.
Our mutual friend.
Webster's New World
Designating or of a type of insurance in which the policyholders elect the directors, share in the profits, and agree to indemnify one another against loss.
Webster's New World
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noun
A mutual fund.
American Heritage

Other Word Forms of Mutual

Noun

Singular:
mutual
Plural:
mutuals

Origin of Mutual

  • French mutuel from Old French from Latin mūtuus borrowed mei-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French mutuel, from Latin mutuus.

    From Wiktionary

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