the practice or defense of the selling of church relies, preferments, etc. — simoniac, simonist, n.See also: Catholicism
the practices of simony, especially the making of a profit out of sacred things. — simonist, n. — simoniac, n., adj. — simoniacal, adj.See also: Religion
the sin or offense of selling or granting for personal advantage church appointments, benefices, preferments, etc. — simoniac, simonist, n.See also: Church
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