Portionist Por"tion*ist, n. 1. A scholar at Merton College, Oxford, who has a certain academical allowance or portion; -- corrupted into postmaster. --Shipley. [1913 Webster]

2. (Eccl.) One of the incumbents of a benefice which has two or more rectors or vicars. [1913 Webster]

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