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SIMONY, eccl. law. The selling and buying of holy orders, or an ecclesiastical benefice. Bac. Ab. h.t.; 1 Harr. Dig. 556. By simony is also understood an unlawful agreement to receive a temporal reward for something holy or spiritual. Code, 1, 3, 31 Ayl. Parerg. 496.

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The Hungarian Nuclear Society awarded The Karoly Simony Memorial Plaque and Prize to Professor Miklos Porkolab at its annual meeting November 29 in Budapest.
Both were convinced that two evils were now bedeviling the Latin Church: clerical marriage and simony.
23), a word that not only suggests Lady Mede's privileged access to the Church through simony and bribery, but also her sexual availability.
Its agelong record of consistent simony is appalling.
The three representations of inappropriate links between earthly wealth and the heavenly economy are Everyman's offer of a bribe to Death, his desire to bring Goods with him to his reckoning, and the overtly sociocritical passage on priesthood in which Knowledge inveighs against simony.
The song Ke cti k chvale napred buozie for example, was sung against simony.
As Timothy had anticipated, certain bishops accustomed to simony voted for him in order to collect.
The community was still reeling from the unprecedented events of 1954 when Patriarch Yusab II had been forced to sign a document of abdication upon accusations of simony.
He further argues, that "the allegation of simony, or buying pardons, was not valid, because simony meant the buying or selling of ecclesiastical preferment.
commingles commerce and intimacy; (208) simony is wrong because it
Church history is full of accounts of so-called "strong" popes who wielded their authority like absolute monarchs--men like Leo I, who in the fifth century established the primacy of the bishop of Rome over all other bishops, or Gregory VII, who in the 11th century seized control of the church from local lords and vigorously stamped out simony and other clergy abuses.
A few days ago we got hit by an IED (Improvised Explosive Device) along this road,' said Guardsman Simony 'Steptoe' Browning, 21, whose girlfriend is expecting their first child in May.