simoniac

noun
si·​mo·​ni·​ac | \ sī-ˈmō-nē-ˌak How to pronounce simoniac (audio) , sə- \

Definition of simoniac

: one who practices simony

Other Words from simoniac

simoniac or simoniacal \ ˌsī-​mə-​ˈnī-​ə-​kəl How to pronounce simoniac (audio) , ˌsi-​ \ adjective
simoniacally \ ˌsī-​mə-​ˈnī-​ə-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce simoniac (audio) , ˌsi-​ \ adverb

First Known Use of simoniac

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for simoniac

Middle English, from Medieval Latin simoniacus, from Late Latin simonia simony

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“Simoniac.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/simoniac. Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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