Definition of portioner in US English:



  • 1Originally: the proprietor of a small piece of land forming a portion of a larger piece which has been broken up, as by distribution among joint heirs (now historical). Later also more generally: a laird of a small estate.

  • 2Christian Church. Any one of two or more incumbents sharing the duties and revenues of a benefice. Now historical.

  • 3Law. Any one of several persons among whom a fund or estate may be distributed.

  • 4A machine or implement for measuring out portions, especially of food.


Late 15th century. Partly from portion + -er, and partly from portion + -er.