Words nearby simoniac
Origin of simoniac
OTHER WORDS FROM simoniacsi·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
Examples from the Web for simoniacal
Like him I would have to be simoniacal and sacrilegious, Ah!Very Woman|Remy de Gourmont
It would be simoniacal for a bishop to receive money for conferring holy orders or for appointment to a living.
Here all the simoniacal Popes have to be contented with one place among them.The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri|Dante Alighieri
But the simoniacal spirit, the essence of Simon's sin, is found in many quarters which are never suspected.
Thus they gave simony a new meaning by declaring that every election which was not canonical was simoniacal.A Source Book for Mediaeval History|Oliver J. Thatcher