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  1. an adherent of the same religion as another.
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Origin of coreligionist

First recorded in 1835–45; co- + religion + -ist
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Examples from the Web for coreligionist

Historical Examples

  • Is the Jew's first duty to his countryman or to his coreligionist?

    A Thousand Years of Jewish History

    Maurice H. (Maurice Henry) Harris

  • It is, as already intimated, the increasing eclat of Shakespeare's name and fame which has made him desirable as a coreligionist.

British Dictionary definitions for coreligionist


  1. an adherent of the same religion as another
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