simony

[n] - traffic in ecclesiastical offices or preferments
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simony

In the Christian church, the buying and selling of church preferments, now usually regarded as a sin. First condemned 451, it remained widespread until the Reformation. The term is derived from...
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Simony

Sim'o·ny noun [ French simonie , Late Latin simonia , from Simon Magus, who wished to purchase the power of conferring the Holy Spirit. Acts viii.] The crime of buying or selling ecclesiastical preferment; the corrupt presentation of any one to an ecclesiastical benefice for...
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simony

noun traffic in ecclesiastical offices or preferments
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Simony

• (n.) The crime of buying or selling ecclesiastical preferment; the corrupt presentation of any one to an ecclesiastical benefice for money or reward.
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simony

buying or selling of something spiritual or closely connected with the spiritual. More widely, it is any contract of this kind forbidden by divine ... [12 related articles]
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simony

simony (sim'unē) , in canon law, buying or selling of any spiritual benefit or office. The name is derived from Simon Magus, who tried to buy the gifts of the Holy Spirit from St. Peter (Acts 8). Simony is a very grave sin, and ecclesiastics who commit it may be excommunicated. The tempora...
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Simony

Simony is the trafficking in spiritual things. It was an offence against the canon law. The term derives from Simon Magus, who offered the apostles money for the power to work miracles.
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simony

In the Christian church, the buying and selling of church preferments, now usually regarded as a sin. First condemned 451, it remained widespread until the Reformation. The term is derived from Simon Magus (Acts 8) who offered money to the Apostles for the power of the Holy Ghost
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Simony

the sale of Church positions
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Simony

Simony (pron. [ˈsaɪ.mə.ni] or [ˈsɪ.mə.ni]) is the act of selling church offices and roles. The practice is named after Simon Magus, who is described in the Acts of the Apostles 8:9–24 as having offered two disciples of Jesus, Peter and John, payment in exchange for their empowering him to impart the power of the Holy Spirit to anyone on wh...
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simony

buying or selling of ecclesiastical offices
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