solidary

[ sol-i-der-ee ]
/ ˈsɒl ɪˌdɛr i /

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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Example sentences from the Web for solidary

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

    Villa Elsa|Stuart Henry

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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