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adherence (ad HIR uhns) (s) (noun), adherences (pl)
1. A steady attachment, as of a person to a rule; fidelity, fealty, allegiance, devotion; obedience, loyalty: The football coach demanded adherence to the rules of the game.
2. Adhesion, adhesiveness, stickiness: Put more glue on the wallpaper to increase its adherence.
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adherence, adherents
adherence (ad HIR uhns) (noun)
1. A steady attachment, as of a person to a rule: The hockey coach demanded adherence to the rules of the game.
2. Adhesiveness, stickiness: Warren was putting more glue on the wallpaper to increase its adherence.
adherents (ad HIR uhnts) (noun)
Supporters, allies, followers; sticking or holding together: Reverend Wesley is a leader with many loyal adherents.

The new sports team adherents exhibited a steadfast adherence to the guidelines for behavior in the stadium.