Main meanings of simonite in English

: simonite1Simonite2Simonite3

simonite1

noun

historical, rare Christian Church
  • A person who practises or has practised simony; a buyer or seller of ecclesiastical or spiritual benefits, especially preferment or office in the church.

Pronunciation

simonite

/ˈsɪmənʌɪt/ /ˈsʌɪmənʌɪt/

Origin

Early 16th century; earliest use found in Walter Kennedy (?1455–?1518), poet. From simony + -ite.

Main meanings of Simonite in English

: simonite1Simonite2Simonite3

Simonite2

Pronunciation /ˈsʌɪmənʌɪt/

noun

rare Christian Church
  • A member of an early Gnostic sect named after Simon Magus; = Simonian .

Origin

Early 17th century. Fromthe name of SimonMagus + -ite, after post-classical Latin simonita.

Main meanings of Simonite in English

: simonite1Simonite2Simonite3

Simonite3

Pronunciation /ˈsʌɪmənʌɪt/

noun

historical British Politics
  • A supporter or follower of the Liberal politician Sir John Simon (1873–1954); chiefly used specifically to refer to members of the Liberal National Party (later the National Liberal Party) which seceded in 1931 from the official Liberal Party led by Sir Herbert Samuel.

    Earliest with reference to the Indian Constitutional Development Committee, chaired by Simon from 1927 and hence known as the Simon Commission.

adjective

historical British Politics
  • That is a supporter or follower of Sir John Simon; of or relating to Sir John Simon or his supporters.

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in The Times of India. From the name of Sir John Allsebrook Simon, British Liberal politician + -ite.