Adherence vs Votary - What's the difference?

adherence | votary |


As nouns the difference between adherence and votary

is that adherence is adherence while votary is a person, such as a monk or nun, who lives a religious life according to vows they have made.

As an adjective votary is

consecrated by a vow or promise; consequent on a vow; devoted; promised.

adherence

English

Alternative forms

* (archaic)

Noun

  • A close physical union of two objects.
  • Faithful support for some cause.
  • (medicine) An extent to which a patient continues an agreed treatment plan.
  • See also

    * compliance

    votary

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Consecrated by a vow or promise; consequent on a vow; devoted; promised.
  • * Francis Bacon
  • Votary resolution is made equipollent to custom.

    Noun

    (votaries)
  • A person, such as a monk or nun, who lives a religious life according to vows they have made
  • A devotee of a particular religion or cult
  • A devout or zealous worshipper
  • Someone who is devoted to a particular pursuit etc; an enthusiast.
  • * 1922 , (James Joyce), Chapter 13
  • *:Gerty was dressed simply but with the instinctive taste of a votary of Dame Fashion for she felt that there was just a might that he might be out.
  • Quotations

    ;enthusiast *1893, , Collaboration [http://www.henryjames.org.uk/collab/CLtext.htm] *: He is such a votary of the modern that he was inevitably interested in the girl of the future and had matched one reform with another, being ready to marry without a penny, as the clearest way of expressing his appreciation, this favourable specimen of the type.