regol, m.n: a rule; pattern, standard, norm; a canon, prescript; the body of rules which guide a particular order of ecclesiastics. (REH-gol) 


St Benedict handing his disciple St Maurus his Rule. Nîmes, 1129. British Library, Add MS 16979, f. 21v. []


cirio-mangung, f.n: church-mongering, the sale or purchase of ecclesiastical offices, simony. (CHIR-ee-oh-MAHN-gung)


A bishop accused of simony by two fornicators. Miniature on a cutting from a leaf from Gratian’s Decretum (Causa VI), attributed to an artist of the Milemete group. 67 × 66 mm. England, c. 1320-1330. Apparently stolen: if you see (or have seen) it, please contact []


hearga, m.n: a place sacred to a god, with an idol and an altar; a temple, fane; an idol. (HAY-ar-ga)


Antiochus IV, crowned, with joined hands raised, kneels with two men, partially visible, before draped altar on which sits horned idol. Abrégé des histoires divines. France (possibly Amiens), between 1300 and 1310. New York, Morgan Library, MS M.751, f. 29v. []