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Meaning of SINECURE

Pronunciation:  'sInu`kyûr

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  an office that involves minimal duties
  2. [n]  a benefice to which no spiritual or pastoral duties are attached
 

SINECURE is a 8 letter word that starts with S.

 

 See Also: benefice, berth, ecclesiastical benefice, office, place, position, post, situation, spot

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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.
    
    
  2. \Si"ne*cure\, v. t.
    To put or place in a sinecure.
    
    
 

 

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