Sinecure meaning

sīnĭ-kyo͝or, sĭnĭ-
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A position or office that requires little or no work but provides a salary.
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The definition of a sinecure is a paid position that doesn't require any work.

An example of sinecure is someone who receives money because they are a partner named in the name of a law firm, but no longer practice law.

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A position that requires no work but still gives an ample payment; a cushy job.
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An ecclesiastical benefice not attached to the spiritual duties of a parish.
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To put or place in a sinecure.
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A church benefice not involving the care of souls.
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Any office or position providing an income or other advantage but requiring little or no work.
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An ecclesiastical benefice without the care of souls.
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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