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One having the same religion as another.


(ˌkəʊrɪˈlɪdʒənɪst) or


(Theology) an adherent of the same religion as another


(ˌkoʊ rɪˈlɪdʒ ə nɪst)

an adherent of the same religion as another.
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Noun1.coreligionist - someone having the same religion as another person
religious person - a person who manifests devotion to a deity


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In time, the latter should replace the Coptic Pope as the voice box for his coreligionist in political affairs, and add to a more pluralist Egypt.
A successfully stable, democratic Iraq is in his interest in the short term, as this will speed up American's pullout, while the Iranians will remain next door to an Iraq where their coreligionist Shia will always be a majority within any ruling coalition, regardless of which colours fly on government premises.
As any academic in either tradition recognizes, there is more in common with the Christian scholar committed to this vision of Christian scholarship, Evangelical or Catholic, than with their coreligionist committed to the specialized fragmentation of knowledge characteristic of the modern research university.
Without religion you can no longer take seriously the consolation of some kind of future life for both the passenger through death and the bereaved, or an ethics based upon (divinely inspired) unconditional love, extended in Christianity to enemy as well as friend or coreligionist.
Donohoe, the self-appointed president of the American Standard Dry Martini Club, might not even recognize Cooper as a coreligionist.
Both he and coreligionist Dada focused on the superficiality of the speech.
Rice met with Prime Minister Ibrahim Jafari and other officials in a position to open the government to the Sunnis, who account for only about 20 percent of the Iraqi population but who ruthlessly ruled the country under Saddam Hussein, a coreligionist.
There are convincing descriptions of Arbogast's position as virtual ruler of the west, the development of Ids rebellion into the pagan revolt of Nicomachus Flavianus and his coreligionist, and of Theodosius's situation with respect to these events.
With some exceptions, much of this born-again choir is singing from the right side of the aisle, both in church and on Capitol Hill, blasting their coreligionist in the White House while lauding the Speaker of the House and wooing nearly every Republican presidential hopeful (Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania being the notable exception).
In October, at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, sponsored by a host of conservative, mostly Christian groups, including the Family Research Council, Liberty University and the Heritage Foundation, Pastor Robert Jeffress stirred up a hornet's nest when he called Mormonism a "cult" and said that Christians had an obligation to prefer a coreligionist to a non-Christian, all other issues being equal.
John Kerry, despite being a coreligionist, had lost the Catholic vote in 2004 by 52 to 47 percent.