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 That long-standing strategy left the French government largely unprepared for the wave of solidarity that followed the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Rick Noack And Sandra Mehl, Anchorage Daily News, 13 May 2022 Across America, there are cities and villages filled with signs of solidarity with Ukraine -- flags, stickers, posters. Stanislav Kucher, CNN, 13 May 2022 Artists and celebrities across the country are condemning the Supreme Court's plan to overturn Roe v. Wade, and, in a show of solidarity, have teamed up to prove it. Rosa Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 13 May 2022 That long-standing strategy left the French government largely unprepared for the wave of solidarity that followed the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Sandra Mehl, Washington Post, 12 May 2022 Alongside those tensions, there are further signs of solidarity: Finland and Sweden on Wednesday edged closer to joining NATO, with Britain offering both countries security assurances to gird against the Russian threat. Mark Landler, New York Times, 11 May 2022 On issues of solidarity, Kahane was not so much influential as prescient. Elliot Kaufman, WSJ, 11 May 2022 Polish cities, which are decked out in blue and yellow Ukrainian flags in a sign of solidarity, have seen their populations swell. Lydia Tomkiw, The Christian Science Monitor, 3 May 2022 State of the Union address, as a symbol of solidarity with Ukraine. Nicole Phelps, Vogue, 2 May 2022 See More

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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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“Solidarity.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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

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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