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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The buying and selling of sacred objects or documents.

Usage examples (30)
  • simony can be a very dangerous practice.
  • The practice of simony has converted a temple into a loathsome stable.
  • Venetian had by simony obtained the abbey of Classis, he hastened thither.
  • The term simony comes from a sorcerer named Simon Magus, who tried to bribe the Apostles into selling him their power (Acts 8: 18-20). for more
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