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sol·i·dar·i·ty  audio  (sl-dr-t) KEY 

NOUN:
A union of interests, purposes, or sympathies among members of a group; fellowship of responsibilities and interests: "A downtrodden class ... will never be able to make an effective protest until it achieves solidarity" (H.G. Wells).

ETYMOLOGY:
French solidarité, from solidaire, interdependent, from Old French, in common, from Latin solidus, solid, whole ; see solid


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