eccl. law. The selling and buying of holy orders, or an
ecclesiastical benefice. Bac. Ab. h. t.; 1 Harr. Dig. 556. By simony is also
understood an unlawful agreement to receive a temporal reward for something
holy or spiritual. Code, 1, 3, 31 Ayl. Parerg. 496.
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