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 More than 100 solidarity rallies across the U.S. gathered against white supremacy, following violent clashes in Charlottesville. Elana Schor, The Courier-Journal, "Kentucky among top 10 states for incidents white supremacist propaganda, report says," 12 Feb. 2020 The only appropriate response is thoughts, prayers and solidarity with our officers — this is no time for division. Time, "'Assassination' Attempts: 2 New York City Police Officers Shot in Separate Incidents," 9 Feb. 2020 In the film, there is no real solidarity, no sorority-like sisterhood, among the sea of blondes at Fox News — only rows of smiling headshots, side by side, alone. Avery Stone,, "Bombshell‘s Oscar-Winning Hairstyles Told A Bigger Story About Fox News," 9 Feb. 2020 Part One consists of short, exploratory letters, which touch on everything from friendship to motherhood to political solidarity. Katy Waldman, The New Yorker, "A New Book on Elena Ferrante Rethinks What Criticism Can Be," 6 Feb. 2020 The protests in Iraq also signal a political shift, as protesters in both Beirut and Baghdad rejected official politics organized on sectarian lines, after years in which political life had been defined by sectarian solidarity. Jared Malsin, WSJ, "Middle East Protesters Try to Avoid Mistakes of Arab Spring," 20 Jan. 2020 But the connection between Mills and Tap Pilam runs deeper than commerce, tapping into a solidarity felt among indigenous groups across the globe. Joshua Fechter,, "Spurs’ first Indigenous Night taps into connection between native peoples, San Antonio roots," 19 Jan. 2020 Amid the sheer horror and misery, the captives found support and solidarity, until foreign slavers irreparably tore their newfound community apart. National Geographic, "," 16 Jan. 2020 Such solidarity amid poverty is the positive side of social life in these tight-knit communities, where refugee families relax the bonds of kinship enough to incorporate others. Lydia Wilson, The New York Review of Books, "Among Syria’s Exiles in Jordan," 8 Jan. 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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17 Feb 2020

Cite this Entry

“Solidarity.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 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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