Meaning of SIMONY in English

SIMONY

noun Etymology: Middle English symonie, from Anglo-French simonie, from Late Latin simonia, from Simon Magus, Samaritan sorcerer in Acts 8: 9-24 Date: 13th century the buying or selling of a church office or ecclesiastical preferment

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