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 for Adhering
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Adhere \Ad*here"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Adhered; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Adhering.] [L. adhaerere, adhaesum; ad + haerere to
     stick: cf. F. adh['e]rer. See Aghast.]
     1. 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.
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     2. 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.
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     3. To be consistent or coherent; to be in accordance; to
        agree. "Nor time nor place did then adhere." "Every thing
        adheres together." --Shak.
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     Syn: To attach; stick; cleave; cling; hold
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From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  ADHERING. Cleaving to, or joining; as, adhering to the enemies of the United
  States.
       2. The constitution of the United States, art. 3, s 3, defines treason
  against the United States, to consist only in levying war against them or in
  adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort.
       3. The fact that a citizen is cruising in an enemy's ship, with a
  design to capture or destroy American ships, would be an adhering to the
  enemies of the United States. 4 State Tr. 328 ; Salk. 634; 2 Gilb. Ev. by
  Lofft, 798.
       4. If war be actually levied, that is, a body of men be actually
  assembled for the purpose of effecting by force a treasonable enterprise,
  all those who perform any part, however minute, or however remote from the
  scene of action, and who are leagued in the general conspiracy are to be
  considered as traitors. 4 Cranch. 126.
  
  

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