Noun Adherency Definition and Examples


Noun:

Adherency

Pronunciation:

/ədˈhɪərənsɪ//ədˈhɪər(ə)nsɪ//adˈhɪərənsɪ/

Definition:
1.

noun

The action, state, or fact of adhering to a person or thing; especially steadfast support, allegiance. Also occasionally: an instance of this.
    A group of adherents or supporters; a following. rare after 17th cent.
      ((n.) The state or quality of being adherent; adherence.|--|(n.) That which adheres.|--|)


      Origin:
      Late 16th century; earliest use found in Geoffrey Fenton (c1539–1608), translator and administrator in Ireland. From post-classical Latin adhaerentia adherence; compare -y, -ency. Compare earlier adherent.

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