solidarity
noun Etymology: French solidarité, from solidaire characterized by solidarity, from Latin solidum whole sum, from neuter of solidus solid Date: 1841 unity (as of a group or class) that produces or is based on community of interests, objectives, and standards

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Synonyms:
(of interests and responsibilities), (in whatever befalls), , , ,


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