January 28th, 2020

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Word of the Day 01/28/20 Simony

Simony (noun)
simony [ sahy-muh-nee, sim-uh- ]


noun
1. the making of profit out of sacred things.
2. the sin of buying or selling ecclesiastical preferments, benefices, etc.

OTHER WORDS FROM SIMONY
si·mon·ist, noun

Origin: 1175–1225; Middle English simonie < Late Latin simōnia; so called from Simon Magus, who tried to purchase apostolic powers; see Simon(def 5), -y

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SIMONY
But that is precisely the transaction which you have cleared from the guilt of simony.
THE WORLDS GREATEST BOOKS, VOLUME XIII.|VARIOUS

The practice of simony has converted a temple into a loathsome stable.
THE RISE OF THE HUGENOTS, VOL. 1 (OF 2)|HENRY MARTYN BAIRD

Is there any reality in the anecdote which makes of him the father of all simony?
THE APOSTLES|ERNEST RENAN

Personally this ruler was wholly free from simony and waged an unrelenting war against the abuse both in Italy and in Germany.
THE RISE OF THE MEDIAEVAL CHURCH|ALEXANDER CLARENCE FLICK

Geoffrey the First, seven years later, was excommunicated for simony and other vices.
THE STORY OF CHARTRES|CECIL HEADLAM

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