from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One having the same religion as another.

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  • n. Alternative spelling of co-religionist.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of the same religion with another.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of the same religion as another; one belonging to the same church or the same branch of the church. Also correligionist.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone having the same religion as another person


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  • To be sure, the stranger, often the Polish or Russian coreligionist who in garb and customs preserved the old traditions, haunted the assimilated Jew too.


  • His story was related in May 1945 by an admiring coreligionist: "My ambition was to sleep with some female Nazi and then tell her I'm Jewish," he wrote.

    Miss Yourlovin: GIs, Gender, and Domesticity during World War II

  • The 2000 OLC Opinion identifies four distinct possible constitutional objections to government funding of an employer that discriminates in favor of coreligionist employees.


  • Heartened by this loutish spectacle, there is no doubt Bush told "da hully fadda" any number of expansive lies in hopes of igniting a crack down on catholic liberals in general and my honest coreligionist John Kerry in particular.

    The Chimes at Midnight

  • The Nizam was a Muslim, but he had no love for his coreligionist, the Tippoo, and the men of Hyderabad's army fought fiercely.

    Sharpe's Tiger

  • In October 1955 Gelinas's coreligionist, Ngo Dinh Diem, held a referendum in which he arranged to "win" 98.2 percent of the vote.

    The New Vietnam: An Opposing View

  • By their own words, as rendered into English by Mr. Benjamin's coreligionist Mr. Goldfarb, they show themselves to be zealots at strife with virtually the entire world of their time.

    The Guns Of The South

  • Kashmirs will not rest until they join their fellow coreligionist Muslims in

    The Times of India

  • Hey Southernboy, where did you post anything on the internet about the shame you feel because of your coreligionist Gov of Illinois Blago?


  • If anyone had influence with a kind and loving supernatural God, wouldn't he use it to protect his almost completely coreligionist neighbors from such otherwise inevitable natural disasters?

    Dangerous Intersection


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