How to Pronounce simony?

Correct pronunciation for the word "simony" is [sˈɪmənɪ], [sˈɪmənɪ], [s_ˈɪ_m_ə_n_ɪ].

What are the misspellings for simony?

"Simony" in context

Simony is the practice of selling or buying holy offices or positions within the church. It has been illegal since the 4th century but still many try and get away with it. It is seen as the trading of spiritual things for material gain, with no care for the integrity of the church. It is often seen as a sin and can lead to severe punishments and excommunication from the religious institution.

In the Catholic Church, Pope Gregory VII was the key figure in enforcing the anti-simony laws.

What are similar-sounding words for simony?

Usage over time for simony:

This graph shows how "simony" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.


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