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Other Adherent Definition

[n] someone who believes and helps to spread the doctrine of another
[adj] sticking fast

Synonyms

adhesive, disciple

Misc. Definitions

\Ad*her"ent\, a. [L. adhaerens, -entis, p. pr.: cf. F. adh['e]rent.]
1. Sticking; clinging; adhering. --Pope.
2. Attached as an attribute or circumstance.
3. (Bot.) Congenitally united with an organ of another kind, as calyx with ovary, or stamens with petals.
\Ad*her"ent\, n.
1. One who adheres; one who adheres; one who follows a leader, party, or profession; a follower, or partisan; a believer in a particular faith or church.
2. That which adheres; an appendage. [R.] --Milton. Syn: Follower; partisan; upholder; disciple; supporter; dependent; ally; backer.

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