Definition of portionist in English:

portionist

noun

historical
  • Christian Church. = portioner.

Origin

Mid 16th century (in an earlier sense). From post-classical Latin porcionista, portionista postmaster at Merton College, student receiving a portion of food and drink from classical Latin portiōn-, portiō + -ista.

Pronunciation

portionist

/ˈpɔːʃ(ə)nɪst//ˈpɔːʃ(ə)nɪst/