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Noun: adherence  ad'heer-un(t)s or ud'heer-un(t)s
  1. Faithfully following a program, regime, party or religion
    "adherence to a fat-free diet";
    - attachment, adhesion
  2. The property of sticking together (as of glue and wood) or the joining of surfaces of different composition
    "the mutual adherence of cells";
    - adhesiveness, adhesion, bond

Sounds like: adherents

Derived forms: adherences

Type of: stickiness, support

Encyclopedia: Adherence