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Meaning of simony

si•mo•ny

Pronunciation: (sī'mu-nē, sim'u-), [key]
— n.
  1. the making of profit out of sacred things.
  2. the sin of buying or selling ecclesiastical preferments, benefices, etc.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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