Etymology
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sinecure (n.)

1660s, "church benefice with an emolument but without parish duties," from Medieval Latin beneficium sine cura "benefice without care" (of souls), from Latin sine "without" (see sans) + cura, ablative singular of cura "care" (see cure (n.1)).

updated on October 04, 2013

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Definitions of sinecure from WordNet

sinecure (n.)
a benefice to which no spiritual or pastoral duties are attached;
sinecure (n.)
an office that involves minimal duties;
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