Adhe'rence. n.s. [from adhere.] See Adhesion.
- The quality of adhering, or sticking; tenacity.
- In a ﬁgurative sense, ﬁxedness of mind; attachment; steadiness.
Their ﬁrm adherence to their religion is no less remarkable than their dispersion; considering it as persecuted or contemned over the whole earth. Addison. Spectator, № 495.
A constant adherence to one sort of diet may have bad effects on any constitution. Arbuthnot on Aliments.
Plain good sense, and a ﬁrm adherence to the point, have proved more effectual than those arts, which are contemptuously called the spirit of negociating. Swift.