mutual support

mutual support

That support which units render each other against an enemy, because of their assigned tasks, their position relative to each other and to the enemy, and their inherent capabilities. See also close support; direct support; support.
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per annum I could, now that Frances was in possession of 50l., have gone straight to her this very evening, and spoken out the words which, repressed, kept fretting my heart with fever; our united income would, as we should have managed it, have sufficed well for our mutual support; since we lived in a country where economy was not confounded with meanness, where frugality in dress, food, and furniture, was not synonymous with vulgarity in these various points.
Yet there was an air of mutual support and of pure affection, seeking aid and giving it, that showed them to be man and wife, with the sanction of a priest upon their love.
Strength over Pathology: The mutual support approach is built on the inner strengths of the individual, group, or even community.
The officials said the two biggest Japanese news agencies reconfirmed mutual support and cooperation in case either one of their headquarters is incapable of sending out news stories, as stipulated in a memorandum of understanding signed four years ago.
Mutual support and participation in common goals are emphasized (Singleton, 1989).
* Many people receiving treatment also benefit from joining mutual support groups such as those sponsored by the National Depressive and Manic Depressive Association (NDMDA), the National Alliance for Mentally Ill (NAMI), and the National Mental Health Association.
Baker on a research study which showed that time spent by PC users helping other users costs $6,000 to $15,000 a year for every PC: "We all just about fell out of our chairs when we saw that amount of mutual support. Everyone knew it was taking place, but when we guessed what the amount would be beforehand, we missed by a factor of 65." (Quoted in The Wall Street Journal, 11/2/92)
Another case study examines the involvement of ex-patient groups as mutual support systems.
The name Calamus is derived from that of a plant (sometimes called "sweet flag") which symbolizes with its close-knit leaves the mutual support gained from comradeship," <IR> See CALAMUS [2] </IR> .
The sharing and mutual support generated among members puts each member in a position to give help as much as to receive it, thus providing a learning experience through give-and-take.
The interlocutors agreed that the bilateral relations between BiH and the Republic of Indonesia are excellent, and expressed satisfaction with the mutual support for membership in multilateral organizations.
Matters of cooperation within international and regional organizations were also discussed, and the importance of mutual support was emphasized.

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