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Simonist

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Simonist One who practices simony.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n simonist One who practises or defends simony.
    • n simonist Same as Simonian.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Simonist one who practises or defends simony
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Usage

In literature:

They are all Simonists, as they give no holy thing without pay.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. I" by Robert Kerr
He insults the judges, calls them simonists and ribalds, and refuses to answer the questions put to him.
"Là-bas" by J. K. Huysmans
Thus the lord who handed over a living was a simonist, and so too was the king who invested a bishop.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 3" by Various
St. Simonists, 54, 70, 80, 84, 86, 90.
"Principles of Political Economy, Vol. II" by William Roscher
Those were the days when Liszt wished to become a Saint-Simonist.
"Franz Liszt" by James Huneker
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