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coreligionist

[ koh-ri-lij-uh-nist ]
/ ˌkoʊ rɪˈlɪdʒ ə nɪst /
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noun

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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  • The clergyman having done his duty by a deceased coreligionist, to him unknown, went back to the city where he belonged.

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

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

    A Thousand Years of Jewish History|Maurice H. (Maurice Henry) Harris

British Dictionary definitions for coreligionist

coreligionist
/ (ˌkəʊrɪˈlɪdʒənɪst) /

noun

an adherent of the same religion as another
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