Legal Definition and Related Resources of Mutuality

Meaning of Mutuality

In order that a contract may be valid in law, there should be consensus ad idem, namely , that both parties to the transaction must know what the other is to do. This is called mutuality of assent . The requirement in a contract that each party to it is bound to do something under the contract is also known as mutuality. In general sense, reciprocation, interchange.

Mutuality Alternative Definition

Reciprocity; acting in return. Add. Cont. 622; 26 Md. 37. See “Consideration.”

Synonyms of Mutuality


  • coequality
  • commonality
  • commutability
  • commutation
  • correlation
  • correlativeness
  • correlativity
  • correspondence
  • dependence
  • exchange
  • interaffiliation
  • interassociation
  • interchange
  • interchangeability
  • interconnection
  • interdependence
  • intermutation
  • interplay
  • interrelation
  • mutual dependence
  • mutual relation
  • permutation
  • reciprocality
  • reciprocalness
  • reciprocation
  • reciprocity
  • Associated Concepts: mutuality of consent
  • mutuality of contract
  • mutuality of obligation
  • mutuality of remedy

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Legal Abbreviations and Acronyms

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Bargaining Unit, Mutuality Of Estoppel, Reciprocity.


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