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vb. To stick fast or cleave, as a glutinous substance does; to become joined or united; as, wax to the finger; the lungs sometimes adhere to the pleura. To hold, be attached, or devoted; to remain fixed, either by personal union or conformity of faith, principle, or opinion; as, men adhere to a party, a cause, a leader, a church. Under Scottish law, the right to live together as husband and wife. To be consistent or coherent; to be in accordance; to agree. 


Syn. - To attach; stick; cleave; cling; hold.


Parliamentary procedure. An event in a bicameral legislature where legislation has passed both houses and there are differences between the versions. If one or both of the houses insists on their difference in the legislation without requesting a conference the adoption of a motion to adhere represents an unyielding attitude of the adopting house. To affirm a lower court’s judgment.

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