Meaning of SIMONY in English

SIMONY

n. the buying or selling of ecclesiastical privileges, e.g. pardons or benefices. simoniac adj. & n. simoniacal adj.

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

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