Definition of solidarity noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌsɒlɪˈdærəti//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsɑːlɪˈdærəti//
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support by one person or group of people for another because they share feelings, opinions, aims, etc. community solidarity solidarity with somebody to express/show solidarity with somebody Demonstrations were held as a gesture of solidarity with the hunger strikers. Word Originmid 19th cent.: from French solidarité, from solidaire ‘solidary’.Extra examples He expressed his solidarity with the miners. Hospital staff staged a protest as a gesture of solidarity with the striking nurses. Orwell expressed his solidarity with the miners in the book. The conflict fostered solidarity among Arab oil states. The strike fostered a sense of solidarity among the workers. Various other groups of workers went on strike in solidarity with the train drivers. promoting union solidarity against management
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: solidarity