Pronunciation: (ad-hēr'unt, -her'-), [key]
a person who follows or upholds a leader, cause, etc.; supporter; follower.
1. sticking; clinging; adhering: an adherent substance.
2. bound by contract or other formal agreement: the nations adherent to the Geneva Convention.
4. Gram.standing before and modifying a noun; attributive.
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