solidarity

See also: Solidarity

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EtymologyEdit

From French solidarité (solidarity), from solidaire (characterized by solidarity), from Latin solidum (whole sum), neuter of solidus (solid).

NounEdit

solidarity (countable and uncountable, plural solidarities)

  1. (countable) A bond of unity or agreement between individuals, united around a common goal or against a common enemy, such as the unifying principle that defines the labor movement; mutual support within a group.
    A long time union member himself, Phil showed solidarity with the picketing grocery store workers by shopping at a competing, unionized store.
  2. (uncountable) Willingness to give psychological and/or material support when another person is in a difficult position or needs affection.
    Only the solidarity provided by her siblings allowed Margret to cope with her mother's harrowing death.

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