One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The action or state of inhering in something.
- ‘Yet the faultless verisimilitude of the flowers conveys little of their actual presence or inhesion.’
- ‘It is one thing to explain the belief in the identity of material objects by reference to the mind without raising the question of the inhesion of matter.’
- ‘This inhesion may be imagined in many ways, but two major modes of imagining it come to mind from Tillich's pages.’
Mid 17th century: from late Latin inhaesio(n-), from Latin inhaerere ‘stick to’.
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