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1Organize (a company or business) on mutual principles:‘was the BBC about to be mutualized, with viewers becoming stockholders?’
- ‘He has already supported calls for a rethink of the ownership of Scottish Water and said it should be mutualised.’
- ‘This should go down a bomb with the suits, along with his other suggestion that auditors should be mutualised, and take on a not-for-profit for true independence.’
2Share out (something) equally between involved parties:‘the ruling council of Lloyd's has refused to contemplate anything that would appear to mutualize names' losses’
- ‘They are interested in the ways in which income is mutualized in individual households.’
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