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Sinecure definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SI'NECURE, n. [L. sine, without, and cura, cure, care.] An office which has revenue without employment; in church affairs, a benefice without cure of souls. [This is the original and proper sense of the word.] Sine die, [L. without day.] An adjournment sine die is and adjournment without fixing the time of resuming business. When a defendant is suffered to go sine die, he is dismissed the court.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a benefice to which no spiritual or pastoral duties are attached
2: an office that involves minimal duties

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Medieval Latin sine cura without cure (of souls) Date: 1662 1. archaic an ecclesiastical benefice without cure of souls 2. an office or position that requires little or no work and that usually provides an income

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. a position that requires little or no work but usu. yields profit or honour. Derivatives: sinecurism n. sinecurist n. Etymology: L sine cura without care

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Sinecure Si`ne*cure, n. [L. sine without + cura care, LL., a cure. See Cure.] 1. An ecclesiastical benefice without the care of souls. --Ayliffe. 2. Any office or position which requires or involves little or no responsibility, labor, or active service. A lucrative sinecure in the Excise. --Macaulay.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Sinecure Si"ne*cure, v. t. To put or place in a sinecure.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(sinecures) A sinecure is a job for which you receive payment but which does not involve much work or responsibility. She found him an exalted sinecure as a Fellow of the Library of Congress. N-COUNT



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