Complete Definition of "simony"

English
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Etymology
From Old French simonie, from late Latin simonia, named from w:Simon Magus|Simon Magus, with reference to Acts VIII:18-20 (âAnd when Simon saw that through laying on of hands, the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money, saying 'Give me also this power that on whomsoever I lay my hands, he may receive the Holy Ghostâ. But Peter said unto him âThy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money.â KJV).

Pronunciation
IPA|/'sÊɪmÉni/

Noun
en-noun|simon|ies

  1. The act of buying and selling ecclesiastical offices and pardons.

#:*1989: âThere are those two,â he then said, âwho were recently arraigned on a charge of high simony. Fancying a monstrance and stealing it and proposing to sell it. They pleaded the usual pagan ignorance.â â Anthony Burgess, âHunâ, The Devilâs Mode

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