adjective \ad-ˈhir-ənt, əd-\

Definition of ADHERENT

:  able or tending to adhere
:  connected or associated with especially by contract
:  adnate
ad·her·ent·ly adverb

Examples of ADHERENT

  1. <the bandage is made from a mildly adherent fiber>

Origin of ADHERENT

Middle English, from Anglo-French or Latin; Anglo-French adheirdant, adherent, from Latin adhaerent-, adhaerens, present participle of adhaerēre
First Known Use: 15th century

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: a person who is loyal to a leader, group, or religion : a person who adheres to or supports a system or set of principles

Full Definition of ADHERENT

:  one that adheres: as
a :  a follower of a leader, party, or profession
b :  a believer in or advocate especially of a particular idea or church

Examples of ADHERENT

  1. an adherent of free trade
  2. <the Flat Earth Society surely doesn't have many adherents>

First Known Use of ADHERENT

15th century


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