The Latin word reciprŏcus He arrived in Spanish as reciprocal . It's about a adjective that, according to the first meaning that appears in the dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE ), refers to what results same in terms of correspondence of one element with another .
The reciprocal, therefore, refers to a mutual correspondence . At colloquial language , it could be said that the reciprocal implies give the same that is received .
He reciprocity principle appears in the framework of international relations . This is what the position adopted by a State which grants citizens of another State, the same benefits and the same guarantees that he gives to his people.
This principle establishes a reciprocal treatment . Suppose the government of a country X it requires a visa from the citizens of a country Y who intend to enter their territory. The reciprocal, in this case, would be that the authorities of the country Y also establish the visa as an entry requirement for citizens of country X .
In everyday life, the people usually resort to reciprocal exchanges , either of material things or intangible elements. Take the case of a young man who receives help from a neighbor; If in the future the subject who provided collaboration needs some kind of assistance, it is assumed that the boy who was helped at the time should act as the other did with him.
It should be noted that the notion of reciprocal also appears within the scope of the grammar . There are reciprocal pronouns , reciprocal verbs and reciprocal prayers , which are linked to mutual relations.