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solidary

[ sol-i-der-ee ]
/ ˈsɒl ɪˌdɛr i /
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adjective
characterized by or involving community of responsibilities and interests.
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Origin of solidary

1810–20; <French solidaire, Middle French; see solid, -ary

OTHER WORDS FROM solidary

sol·i·dar·i·ly, adverb
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What does solidary mean?

Solidary is used to describe things or situations involving multiple people being united in responsibility or a shared interest.

For example, in the context of finance, a solidary debt is one that multiple people share the responsibility for repaying. The person who is owed the debt can demand repayment from any or all of the debtors.

Solidary is rarely used. When you see it in text, there’s a good chance it’s a misspelling of a more common word, such as solitary (which means alone or done without others, making it nearly an opposite of solidary) or the related noun solidarity (meaning a state of unity or community due to common responsibilities or interests).

Example: Interest groups provide solidary benefits to members, such as networking opportunities and companionship.

Where does solidary come from?

The first records of solidary come from around the 1810s. It ultimately comes from the Old French solide, meaning “solid” or “compact.”

People in a solidary relationship are strongly united in whatever trait or responsibility binds them together. Solidary is typically used in contexts that involve complex arrangements, such as politics or legal codes. Still, it’s very rarely used.

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  • solidarily (adverb)

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How is solidary used in real life?

The word solidary is rarely used. If you see it in text, there’s a good chance it’s a misspelling of solidarity or solitary.

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Is solidary used correctly in the following sentence?

Union members have the solidary benefit of belonging to a group that supports workers’ rights.

How to use solidary in a sentence

  • Otherwise she would split up into many impotent states and be at the mercy of the solidary races adjoining her.

    Villa Elsa|Stuart Henry
  • Make all needs really solidary, and cause the material and social interests of each to conform to the human duties of each.

    God and the State|Mikhail Aleksandrovich Bakunin
  • Here it is impossible to identify changes that are simply solidary with changes which are also complementary.

    Creative Evolution|Henri Bergson

British Dictionary definitions for solidary

solidary
/ (ˈsɒlɪdərɪ, -drɪ) /

adjective
marked by unity of interests, responsibilities, etc

Word Origin for solidary

C19: from French solidaire, from solide solid
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