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simoniac

[si-moh-nee-ak] /sɪˈmoʊ niˌæk/
noun
1.
a person who practices simony.
Origin of simoniac
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English < Medieval Latin simoniacus (noun and adj.). See simony, -ac
Related forms
simoniacal
[sahy-muh-nahy-uh-kuh l, sim-uh-] /ˌsaɪ məˈnaɪ ə kəl, ˌsɪm ə-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
simoniacally, adverb
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Historical Examples
  • The Archbishop, after some consideration, answered, "To refrain from deposing a simoniac."

    Freaks of Fanaticism Sabine Baring-Gould
  • This was a man very greedy of money, and a simoniac, which sold in his court every Inf.

    Villani's Chronicle Giovanni Villani
  • Oxford gave the signal by hunting a Papal legate out of the city amid cries of "usurer" and "simoniac" from the mob of students.

British Dictionary definitions for simoniac

simoniac

/sɪˈməʊnɪˌæk/
noun
1.
a person who is guilty of practising simony
Derived Forms
simoniacal (ˌsaɪməˈnaɪəkəl) adjective
simoniacally, adverb
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