simonist

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simony +‎ -ist

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simonist (plural simonists)

  1. (Christianity) One who engages in simony, the purchase of church offices.
    • 1978, Alexander Murray, Reason and Society in the Middle Ages, page 64,
      Theologians went on quoting his definition. However, the original simonist, Simon Magus, had made his offer for the Holy Ghost in hard cash...

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