Simoniacally
Simoniacal Sim`o*ni"a*cal, a. Of or pertaining to simony; guilty of simony; consisting of simony. -- {Sim"o*ni`a*cal*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

The flagitious profligacy of their lives, and the simoniacal arts by which they grasped at the popedom. --J. S. Harford. [1913 Webster]


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  • simoniacally — adverb see simoniac …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • simoniacally — See simoniacal. * * * …   Universalium

  • simoniacally — sim·o·ni·a·cal·ly …   English syllables

  • simoniacally — adverb see simoniac II …   Useful english dictionary

  • simoniac — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin simoniacus, from Late Latin simonia simony Date: 14th century one who practices simony • simoniac or simoniacal adjective • simoniacally adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Guido da Velate — Saint Guido da Velate (also Guy or Wido; died 1071) was the Archbishop of Milan from 1045 until his death, though he had simoniacally abdicated in 1067. He had been chosen as successor to Aribert by the people in opposition to the choice of the… …   Wikipedia

  • simoniac — simoniacal /suy meuh nuy euh keuhl, sim euh /, adj. simoniacally, adv. /si moh nee ak /, n. a person who practices simony. [1300 50; ME < ML simoniacus (n. and adj.). See SIMONY, AC] * * * …   Universalium

  • Leo IX, Saint — orig. Bruno, count von Egisheim und Dagsburg born 1002, Egisheim, Alsace, Upper Lorraine died April 19, 1054, Rome; feast day April 19 Pope (1049–54). He was consecrated bishop of Toul in 1027. He was named pope by Emperor Henry III but insisted… …   Universalium

  • Sacrifice of the Mass — • The word Mass (missa) first established itself as the general designation for the Eucharistic Sacrifice in the West after the time of Pope Gregory the Great, the early Church having used the expression the breaking of bread (fractio panis) or… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • simoniac — /səˈmoʊniæk/ (say suh mohneeak) noun someone who practises simony. {Middle English symoniak, from Old French} –simoniacal /saɪməˈnaɪəkəl/ (say suymuh nuyuhkuhl), adjective –simoniacally /saɪməˈnaɪəkli/ (say suymuh nuyuhklee), adverb …   Australian English dictionary

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