from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Eccles., same as
- noun In Merton College, Oxford, same as
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A scholar at Merton College, Oxford, who has a certain academical allowance or portion; -- corrupted into
- noun (Eccl.) One of the incumbents of a benefice which has two or more rectors or vicars.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A
scholarat Merton College, Oxford, England, who has a certain academical allowanceor portion.
- noun One of the
incumbentsof a beneficethat has two or more rectorsor vicars.
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portion + -ist
He was also chancellor, prebend, and canon residentiary and portionist of the church of Hereford.