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1. simony

noun. ['ˈsaɪməni'] traffic in ecclesiastical offices or preferments.

Synonyms

  • traffic

Etymology

  • simonie (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • simonia (Latin)

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Example sentences of the word simony


1. Noun, singular or mass
Until the 11th century, church officials were appointed not by the pope but by kings who took bribes, a practice known as simony.

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