Origin of simony
OTHER WORDS FROM simonysi·mon·ist, noun
Words nearby simony
How to use simony in a sentence
I should have told him that in my opinion his attitude was simony—rank simony, and let it go at that.Sinister Street, vol. 1|Compton Mackenzie
But simony, or the sale of ecclesiastical benefices, was a still more alarming evil to the mind of Gregory.
It was not merely simony; it was as to who should be the supreme master of Germany and Italy, the emperor or the pope.
But enough deeds of immorality, tyranny, ambition and simony were found proved to justify the severest judgment.
He could not understand the selling of livings in England, and asked if it was not simony.Journal in France in 1845 and 1848 with Letters from Italy in 1847|T. W. (Thomas William) Allies