noun. ['ˈsaɪməni'] traffic in ecclesiastical offices or preferments.
- simonie (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
- simonia (Latin)
Words that Rhyme with Simony
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.