Sentence Examples

  • Cases of simony have come before the courts in which clergy of the highest rank have been implicated.
  • In spite of all the provisions of the canon law it is well established that simony was deeply rooted in the medieval church.
  • The first really notable council at St Paul's was that of 1075 under the presidency of Lanfranc; it renewed ancient regulations, forbade simony and permitted three bishops to remove from country places to Salisbury, Chichester and Chester respectively.
  • SIMONY, an offence, defined below, against the law of the church.
  • There is no evidence of simony in the conclave, and Leo's election was hailed with delight by the Romans on account of his reputation for liberality, kindliness and love of peace.