Sinecure Definition

sīnĭ-kyo͝or, sĭnĭ-
sinecures
noun
Any office or position providing an income or other advantage but requiring little or no work.
Webster's New World
A church benefice not involving the care of souls.
Webster's New World
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verb
To put or place in a sinecure.
Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Sinecure

Noun

Singular:
sinecure
Plural:
sinecures

Origin of Sinecure

  • From Medieval Latin (beneficium) sine cūrā (benefice) without cure (of souls) Latin sine without Latin cūrā ablative of cūra care cure

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin sine (“without") + cÅ«rā (“care") in beneficium sine cÅ«rā (“benefice without care").

    From Wiktionary

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