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 of solidarity from the Web
In the context of so much suffering, now is the time to seek unity and solidarity.
All my support and solidarity to the freedom fighters and truth-tellers among us.
After reading hundreds of Facebook comments and hearing feedback from teachers and peers at school, Vella felt a sense of comfort and solidarity.
So it will be left to them—and U.S. voters in the 2020 election—whether the U.S.’s exit from Paris dooms it to the same fate as the Kyoto Protocol, or a short hiatus in service of a longer-term global solidarity.
In the Vatican, Pope Francis, for the second day in a row, expressed his solidarity with Egypt’s Coptic Christians following Friday’s attack.
Still, the incident was met with alarm by some Muslim groups, and Oregon's governor, Portland's police chief and others expressed solidarity with the Muslim community.
Last fall, Kansas City Public Schools and California's Oakland Unified School District passed resolutions expressing solidarity with Muslim students.
Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo also expressed solidarity.
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Origin and Etymology of solidarity
French solidarité, from solidaire characterized by solidarity, from Latin solidum whole sum, from neuter of solidus solid
First Known Use: 1841See Words from the same year
SOLIDARITY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of solidarity for English Language Learners
: a feeling of unity between people who have the same interests, goals, etc.
Legal Definition of solidarity
: the quality or state of being solidary : existence of a solidary obligation will not presume solidarity
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