Ad*her"ent (#), a. [L. adhaerens, -entis, p. pr.: cf. F. adh'erent.]

1.

Sticking; clinging; adhering.

Pope.

2.

Attached as an attribute or circumstance.

3. Bot.

Congenitally united with an organ of another kind, as calyx with ovary, or stamens with petals.

 

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Ad*her"ent, n.

1.

One who adheres; one who adheres; one who follows a leader, party, or profession; a follower, or partisan; a believer in a particular faith or church.

2.

That which adheres; an appendage.

[R.]

Milton.

Syn. -- Follower; partisan; upholder; disciple; supporter; dependent; ally; backer.

 

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