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Definition of "adhesion" []

  • The act or state of adhering. (noun)
  • Attachment or devotion; loyalty. (noun)
  • Assent or agreement to join. (noun)
  • Medicine A condition in which bodily tissues that are normally separate grow together. (noun)
  • Medicine A fibrous band of scar tissue that binds together normally separate anatomical structures. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "adhesion" in a sentence
  • "Under Texas law, a contract of adhesion is a contract that is offered on a take-it-or-leave-it basis to a party who has no bargaining power and no ability to change the terms of the contract."
  • "Very interesting and surprising case if you are an employment lawyer or a consumer advocate, since it likely permits major employers are retailers of services and goods to the public, like banks and cable companies, to circumvent the risk of class actions entirely by burying arbitration clauses in adhesion contracts, which is what Bazzle eliminated."
  • "I really would like to see more legal discussion about the force and obligations possible in a one sided is it called adhesion? contract."