simoniacal


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si·mo·ni·ac

 (sī-mō′nē-ăk′, sĭ-)
n.
One who practices simony.

si·mo′ni·ac′, si′mo·ni′a·cal (sī′mə-nī′ə-kəl, sĭm′ə-) adj.
si′mo·ni′a·cal·ly adv.
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Lynch, Simoniacal Entry into Religious Life from 1000 to 1260: A social economic and legal study (Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 1976), 41 45 (among the oblates are also stult!).
An outspoken opponent of austere religious orders and an openly corrupt man, the actions of the simoniacal Boniface VIII inflamed the verbal fury of Jacopone da Todi, a Franciscan friar associated with the Spirituales.
Although the Anonymous set out the prehistory, including "precise" details of Mezzabarba's simoniacal acquisition of the bishopric of Florence, his principal concern was with describing the Vallombrosan legation sent by Gualbertus to the Roman Council of 1067 in an effort to persuade Alexander II to condemn Peter Mezzabarba.