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sinecure

[sahy-ni-kyoor, sin-i-]
noun
1.
an office or position requiring little or no work, especially one yielding profitable returns.
2.
an ecclesiastical benefice without cure of souls.

Origin:
1655–65; < Medieval Latin (beneficium) sine cūrā (benefice) without care; see cure

sinecureship, noun
sinecurism, noun
sinecurist, noun

cynosure, sinecure.
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sinecure (ˈsaɪnɪˌkjʊə)
 
n
1.  a paid office or post involving minimal duties
2.  a Church benefice to which no spiritual or pastoral charge is attached
 
[C17: from Medieval Latin phrase (beneficium) sine cūrā (benefice) without cure (of souls), from Latin sine without + cūra cure, care]
 
'sinecurism
 
n
 
'sinecurist
 
n

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sinecure
1662, "church benefice without parish duties," from M.L. beneficium sine cura "benefice without care" (of souls), from L. sine "without" + cura, ablative sing. of cura "care" (see cure).
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