sol·​i·​dar·​i·​ty | \ ˌsä-lə-ˈder-ə-tē How to pronounce solidarity (audio) , -ˈda-rə- \

Definition of solidarity

: unity (as of a group or class) that produces or is based on community of interests, objectives, and standards

Examples of solidarity in a Sentence

The vote was a show of solidarity.
Recent Examples on the Web In August 2016, then-Vice President Biden visited Erdogan about a month after the Turkish leader thwarted a military coup and had accused traditional allies such as the U.S. of failing to show solidarity. Ryan Teague Beckwith,, "Texas Official Offers Reward for Proof of Fraud: Election Update," 10 Nov. 2020 Playstation Light Show your solidarity to Sony with this Playstation wall light. Kori Williams, Seventeen, "30 of the Best Gifts for Gamers They Will Totally Love," 6 Nov. 2020 About 75 people marched Sunday through Baltimore to show solidarity with Louisville after a Kentucky grand jury charged no officers in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor. Mckenna Oxenden,, "Protesters march through Baltimore in protest of Breonna Taylor death; federal courthouse sprayed with graffiti," 27 Sep. 2020 After the police killing of George Floyd this summer, hundreds of students signed a petition asking the University of Texas at Dallas to publicly show solidarity with its Black and African American community members. Jennifer Zhan, Dallas News, "'We called them out’: How Black undergraduates at UT Dallas are powering a push against systemic racism on campus," 17 Sep. 2020 French Europe Minister Clément Beaune showed up to Strasbourg on Monday to show solidarity with the city, where restaurants and taxi drivers are taking a hit from the parliamentary absence. Washington Post, "The European Parliament doesn’t want to spread the coronavirus by traveling to France. The French are furious.," 15 Sep. 2020 Draughn was one of more than 100 people who took to the streets on Aug. 28 to show solidarity with protesters in Kenosha, Wis., where police shot 29-year-old Jacob Blake seven times in his back on Aug. 23, leaving him paralyzed. David Hernandez, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Protesters decry $750K bail against man jailed on suspicion of pepper spraying police officers," 6 Sep. 2020 The incident took place on August 28 during Allied Sky, designed to show solidarity between the U.S. and the 29 other NATO member countries against Russia. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Not Cool: Watch a Russian Fighter Dangerously Buzz a U.S. B-52 Bomber," 1 Sep. 2020 Players wore black warmup shirts to show their solidarity. Eryn Mathewson And Leah Asmelash, CNN, "Fighting for social justice is in the WNBA's DNA," 29 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of solidarity

1841, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for solidarity

French solidarité, from solidaire characterized by solidarity, from Latin solidum whole sum, from neuter of solidus solid

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The first known use of solidarity was in 1841

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25 Nov 2020

Cite this Entry

“Solidarity.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of solidarity

: a feeling of unity between people who have the same interests, goals, etc.


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Legal Definition of solidarity

in the civil law of Louisiana : the quality or state of being solidary : existence of a solidary obligation will not presume solidarity

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