He often asks me to give a good word to some simoniacal book.
Like him I would have to be simoniacal and sacrilegious, Ah!
Again: the Arians, by simoniacal dealings with the civil power, had placed Gregory in the see of Alexandria.
Those judges are simoniacal, they have been sold to the English.
Here all the simoniacal Popes have to be contented with one place among them.
And, since the number of simoniacal bishops was at that period extremely large, incalculable consequences resulted.
The Council pronounced a decree that no mercy should be shown to the simoniacal and married clergy.
In the first place it would be simony; and then it would be simony beyond all description mean and simoniacal.
This the Pope refused, having heard, it is said, of his simoniacal practices.
It would be simoniacal for a bishop to receive money for conferring holy orders or for appointment to a living.