reciprocity
rec·i·proc·i·ty /ˌre-sə-'prä-sə-tē/ n pl -ties
1: the quality or state of being reciprocal
2: the exchange, recognition, or enforcement of licenses, privileges, or obligations between states of the U.S. or between nations

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

reciprocity
I noun concord, cooperation, correspondence, exchange, give and take, interchange, interplay, mutuality, reciprocality, reciprocalness, reciprocation, return, vicissitudo associated concepts: reciprocity of enforcement of laws between states II index comity, exchange, mutuality, quid pro quo, rapprochement, relationship (connection)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


reciprocity
n.
An agreement or relationship between states, countries, or people, in which the rights and privileges of one are observed in the other; e.g., an attorney who is a member of a bar in one state is allowed to practice law in states that have reciprocity with the first state.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


reciprocity
1) The condition of being reciprocal.
2) The mutual exchange of privileges between states, nations, businesses, or individuals for commercial or diplomatic purposes.
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


reciprocity
n. An agreement or relationship between states, or localities, where special advantages are bestowed upon citizens of A by B in exchange for similar advantages being bestowed on citizens of B by A. For example, State A may allow attorneys who are properly licensed in State B to become licensed in State A without taking a bar examination, if State B affords the same privilege to lawyers who are properly licensed in State A.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

reciprocity
n.
   mutual exchange of privileges between states, nations, businesses or individuals. In regard to lawyers, reciprocity refers to recognizing the license of an attorney from another state without the necessity of taking the local state's bar examination. Such reciprocity is seldom granted now, since many large states refuse to give it.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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