Definition of simoniac in English:

simoniac

Pronunciation /sɪˈməʊnɪak//sʌɪˈməʊnɪak/

adjective

historical
  • Relating to or engaging in simony (the buying or selling of ecclesiastical privileges)

    ‘a simoniac priest whose wealth came from selling overbooked Masses’

noun

historical
  • A member of the clergy engaging in simony.

    ‘they preached that the bishops were simoniacs and heretics’

Pronunciation

simoniac

/sɪˈməʊnɪak//sʌɪˈməʊnɪak/