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
Media outlets and prominent voices on police brutality and gun violence noted the organization's first statement about Castile was subdued and passive relative to their strident, clear statements in solidarity with law enforcement.
A formal attempt to restrict Kushner’s communications with his father-in-law surely won’t promote a stronger sense of solidarity or goodwill.
The Maccabiah Games is special because of the bonding of all Jewish athletes being in solidarity with Israel.
The movie nods in the direction of interspecies solidarity, but in Reeves’ sardonic summation, nothing in the life of men becomes us like the leaving it.
NATO and the common Soviet threat would encourage ties of solidarity.
As the news of the siege spread, hundreds of people from Dyalgam and neighboring villages broke the security lockdown and marched near the site in solidarity with the rebels while demanding an end to Indian rule over the region.
President Donald Trump has accepted an invitation from French President Emmanuel Macron to attend the Bastille Day parade in Paris next month, in a move meant to show solidarity after a bumpy start to their relationship.
A major show of political solidarity was expected later Thursday at the Congressional Baseball Game, which organizers vowed to hold even in the chaotic hours after the shootings.
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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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