adjective Etymology: Middle French mutuel, from Latin mutuus lent, borrowed, mutual, from mutare to change — more at mutable Date: 15th century 1. a. directed by each toward the other or the others <
mutual affection
b. having the same feelings one for the other <
they had long been mutual enemies
c. shared in common <
enjoying their mutual hobby
d. joint 2. characterized by intimacy 3. of or relating to a plan whereby the members of an organization share in the profits and expenses; specifically of, relating to, or taking the form of an insurance method in which the policyholders constitute the members of the insuring company • mutually adverb

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