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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Adherent  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Adherent  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  adherent 
  adj  :  sticking  fast 
  n  :  someone  who  believes  and  helps  to  spread  the  doctrine  of 
  another  [syn:  {disciple}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  ADHERENT,  n.  A  follower  who  has  not  yet  obtained  all  that  he  expects 
  to  get 
 
 




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