the making of profit out of sacred things.
the sin of buying or selling ecclesiastical preferments, benefices, etc.
(Christianity) the practice, now usually regarded as a sin, of buying or selling spiritual or Church benefits such as pardons, relics, etc, or preferments
verb (used with object), simonized, simonizing. 1. to shine or polish to a high sheen, especially with wax: to simonize an automobile.
- Simon lake
noun 1. Simon, 1866–1945, U.S. engineer and naval architect. noun 1. an expanse of water entirely surrounded by land and unconnected to the sea except by rivers or streams related adjective lacustrine 2. anything resembling this 3. a surplus of a liquid commodity: a wine lake noun 1. a bright pigment used in textile dyeing […]
noun 1. Simon (defs 5, 6). noun 1. (New Testament) a Samaritan sorcerer, probably from Gitta, of the 1st century ad After being converted to Christianity, he tried to buy miraculous powers from the apostles (Acts of the Apostles 8:9–24). He is also identified as the founder of a Gnostic sect
noun 1. Konstantin M [kuh n-stuhn-tyeen] /kən stʌnˈtyin/ (Show IPA), 1915–79, Russian journalist and playwright.