Adherence



the quality of ; steady devotion, support, allegiance, or attachment:
adherence to a party; rigid adherence to rules.
the act or state of ; .
Contemporary Examples

There is reference after reference to the “black community,” “black worth ethic,” and adherence to the “black value system.”
Reverend Jeremiah Wright Was Worse Than Scalise Ron Christie January 1, 2015

Some publications have claimed that Bulletproof Stockings hold women-only concerts in adherence with kol isha.
The Sisterhood of Bulletproof Stockings: It’s Ladies’ Night for Hasidic Rockers Emily Shire September 29, 2014

President Obama told Ukrainians “neither the United States nor Europe are perfect in adherence to our ideals.”
President Obama’s Belgian Waffle Stuart Stevens March 26, 2014

Now, I gather that adherence to this literal view, held by Joseph Smith, is not for Mormons today a doctrinal matter.
Mitt’s Mormon Predicament Michael Tomasky October 17, 2011

But I did appreciate Lifetime’s adherence to the undisputed facts of this case, as controversial as they are.
Lifetime’s Amanda Knox Movie Barbie Latza Nadeau February 14, 2011

Historical Examples

Cuba stands as a witness to our adherence to this principle.
State of the Union Addresses of Calvin Coolidge Calvin Coolidge

The reservations placed upon our adherence should not be misinterpreted.
United States Presidents’ Inaugural Speeches Various

James is prepared to give his adherence to a belief in a soul of the earth and in planetary souls and stellar souls.
The Complex Vision John Cowper Powys

So merrily he went to work, forgetting everything in his adherence to habit.
Welsh Fairy Tales William Elliott Griffis

For instance, what does he mean by talking of an adherence to the old navigation laws?
The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. I. (of 12) Edmund Burke

n.

mid-15c., “attachment to a person, support,” from Middle French adhérence, from Latin adhaerentia, noun of action from adhaerentem (nominative adhaerens), present participle of adhaerare (see adherent).

adherence ad·her·ence (ād-hǐr’əns, -hěr’-)
n.
The extent to which the patient continues the agreed-upon mode of treatment under limited supervision when faced with conflicting demands, as distinguished from compliance or maintenance.

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