coreligionist

noun
co·re·li·gion·ist | \ ˌkō-ri-ˈlij-nist , -ˈli-jə- \

Definition of coreligionist 

: a person of the same religion

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Persecuting religious dissenters in one nation might reignite war, as rulers of other countries would feel obliged to defend their coreligionists abroad. Jonah Goldberg, National Review, "Does America Still Believe in the Right to Be Wrong?," 27 Sep. 2017 Persecuting religious dissenters in one nation might reignite war, as rulers of other countries would feel obliged to defend their coreligionists abroad. Jonah Goldberg, Alaska Dispatch News, "We’ve lost respect for the right to be wrong," 27 Sep. 2017 There are those among my coreligionists who see divine warnings in blood moons and storms. Rev. Dr. David Williams, Washington Post, "Anybody could be president. We could be obliterated by nuclear war. The eclipse would still come.," 18 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of coreligionist

1826, in the meaning defined above

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