simoniac

[si-moh-nee-ak]

Origin of simoniac

1300–50; Middle English < Medieval Latin simoniacus (noun and adj.). See simony, -ac
Related formssi·mo·ni·a·cal [sahy-muh-nahy-uh-kuh l, sim-uh-] /ˌsaɪ məˈnaɪ ə kəl, ˌsɪm ə-/, adjectivesi·mo·ni·a·cal·ly, adverb
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simoniac

noun
  1. a person who is guilty of practising simony
Derived Formssimoniacal (ˌsaɪməˈnaɪəkəl), adjectivesimoniacally, adverb
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