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 Sunday's game was suspended for 20 minutes after Valencia walked off the pitch in solidarity when Diakhaby said he was subjected to racist abuse from Cala, according to the referee's report. Aleks Klosok And Matias Grez, CNN, "Juan Cala denies racially abusing Mouctar Diakhaby; Valencia respond 'We Don't Believe You'," 6 Apr. 2021 As workers’ piece of the overall pie shrank, so too did their political might, leaving them less equipped to fight in solidarity with one another and win things that might cost extremely rich people money. Natalie Shure, The New Republic, "The Labor-Rights Legislation That Could Make Medicare for All a Reality," 6 Apr. 2021 Rihanna marched in solidarity with the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community by attending a Stop Asian Hate rally in New York City on Easter Sunday (April 4). Heran Mamo, Billboard, "Rihanna Marches in Stop Asian Hate Rally in New York City," 5 Apr. 2021 Even his daughter and former senior advisor Ivanka's social media platforms have gone silent since January; though she wasn't banned from any platform, perhaps she's left them in solidarity with her father. Erin Corbett,, "We’re Finally Able To Ignore Trump & It’s Blissful," 29 Mar. 2021 Aida Manduley, a therapist and sexuality educator in Boston, cautions that vaccinated Americans should continue to act in solidarity with those who aren’t vaccinated yet. Washington Post, "We’re doing shots! Vaccinated or not, America wants to party again.," 29 Mar. 2021 Is a Virus, an organization founded to combat the rising tide of hate against the AAPI community that stands in solidarity with other marginalized peoples. Justin Fenner, Robb Report, "7 Ways to Use Your Purchasing Power to Support the AAPI Community," 26 Mar. 2021 In the end, there’s no contradiction between standing in solidarity with victims of violence and honestly probing the minds and motives of their attackers. Eric Zorn,, "Column: As we process Boulder and Atlanta, remember the Pulse nightclub massacre. Sometimes we get it wrong.," 25 Mar. 2021 Union officials said custodians, trade workers and others will march in solidarity with striking custodians. Lauren Hernández, San Francisco Chronicle, "700 janitors to walk off job sites in S.F. 'We are literally going to strike to stay alive'," 23 Mar. 2021

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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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12 Apr 2021

Cite this Entry

“Solidarity.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of solidarity

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


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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