What does the word adherent mean?

Usage examples for adherent

  1. Can you imagine Shakespeare an enthusiast for an 'idea'; a devotee of divine right, or the rights of Parliament, or any particular form of government in Church or State; a Fifth Monarchy man, or a Quaker, or a thick- and- thin adherent of any compact, exclusive, abstract creed, even if it were as rational and noble as Mazzini's? – Oxford Lectures on Poetry by Andrew Cecil Bradley
  2. The skin over the gap is often puckered and adherent, and is frequently covered with a growth of coarse hair. – Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition. by Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson
  3. Monsignor had met him half a dozen times already, and thoroughly liked this fair- haired, clean- shaven young man who was such a devoted adherent of the Catholic cause. – Dawn of All by Robert Hugh Benson