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academicism in the arts, rigid adherence to accepted and traditional forms.
adhesion attachment, esp. to a principle or cause; loyalty; adherence. [1/4 definitions]
ceremony thorough adherence to formality or custom. [1/4 definitions]
commercialism an attitude characterized by excessive adherence to the goals of gain and profit. [1/2 definitions]
confessor a person who confesses faith in and adherence to Christianity in the face of persecution. [1/3 definitions]
constitutionalism a system of government based upon the adherence to basic laws and principles laid out in a written constitution. [1/2 definitions]
Darwinism acceptance of or adherence to the Darwinian theory, esp. in transferring the theory to other subjects. [1/2 definitions]
formalism rigorous adherence to or observance of traditional forms, as in religious practice or artistic expression.
formality adherence to ceremonious custom or standards. [1/5 definitions]
fundamentalism (sometimes cap.) a movement within Protestant Christianity that accepts the literal truth of the Bible and encourages strict adherence to narrow moral and cultural norms.
Hasid a member of a Jewish sect, founded in Poland in the eighteenth century, that emphasizes strict adherence to ritual and joyful worship of God.
heresy adherence to such opinions or beliefs. [1/3 definitions]
infidelity lack of adherence to the Christian or Muslim religious faith. [1/3 definitions]
legalism strict adherence to the law, esp. excessive conformity to a literal interpretation of the law.
literalism adherence to the exact meaning, or the literal sense, of a given text.
loyal showing steady adherence, service, or faithfulness, as to a government, group, person, ideal, or the like (often fol. by "to").
morality adherence to standards of right conduct. [1/4 definitions]
nonconformity lack of compliance or adherence, as to a standard, specification, regulation, or the like. [1/2 definitions]
order adherence to the rules and laws of a society; social or civil peace. [1/17 definitions]
punch a time clock to work at a job that requires strict adherence to a certain number of hours to be worked.
punctilio strict adherence to etiquette or formalities. [1/2 definitions]