univocal reciprocity

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univocal reciprocity

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directional reciprocity

(ANTHROPOLOGY) a generalized pattern of social EXCHANGE (e.g. the exchange of women as brides) between families, groups, etc. in which the exchange is not direct, so that A may give to B, who in turn gives to C, who completes the circle by giving to A.
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