Simony in a Sentence 🔊

Definition of Simony

the act of selling church offices, roles, or religious pardons

Examples of Simony in a sentence

Simony was outlawed by a few kings as the selling of church roles was frowned upon by many. 🔊

The church must deal with its history of simony, as the selling of religious pardons is a historic dark spot. 🔊

Corruption of the church resulted in years of simony in which religious pardons and offices were sold to the highest bidder. 🔊

Napoleon was suspected of simony, as he was accused of selling church offices and roles to those who were willing to pay his price.  🔊

The high priest campaigned against simony as many of the ministers at the time bought and paid for their positions.  🔊

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