Meaning of SIMONY in English

SIMONY

n. the buying or selling of ecclesiastical privileges, e.g. pardons or benefices.

Derivatives:

simoniac adj. & n. simoniacal adj.

Etymology: ME f. OF simonie f. LL simonia f. Simon Magus (Acts 8:18)

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.