Adhe'rent. n.s. [from adhere.] The person that adheres; one that supports the cause, or follows the fortune of another; a follower; a partisan.
Princes must give protection to their subjects and adherents when worthy occasion shall require it. Sir W. Raleigh.
A new war must be undertaken upon the advice of those, who, with their partisans and adherents, were to be the sole gainers by it. Swift's Miscellanies.