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Webster's Dictionary 1828

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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.