Definition of Simoniac

1. n. One who practices simony, or who buys or sells preferment in the church.



Definition of Simoniac

1. Noun. One who carries on or is guilty of simony. ¹

2. Adjective. Of or pertaining to a a practitioner of simony ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Simoniac

1. one who practices simony [n -S] - See also: simony

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Simoniac

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simoniac (current term)
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Literary usage of Simoniac

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1. Chronicles of the City of Perugia, 1492-1503 by Francesco Maturanzio, Edward Strachan Morgan (1905)
"Thus he made them cardinals simoniac- ally, and on these terms and no other he bestowed bishops' sees and other benefices; for that he too by simony was ..."

2. A Complete History of the Popes of Rome: From Saint Peter, the First Bishop by Louis-Marie de Lahaye Cormenin (1859)
"... a simoniac and an idolater. FORMOSUS THE FIRST, ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTEENTH POPE. [AD 891.] History of Formosus before his ..."

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