sinecure NOUN a position requiring little or no work but giving the holder status or financial benefit.
ORIGIN from Latin sine cura 'without care' .

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  • 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. [1913 Webster] 2. Any office or position which requires or involves little or no responsibility, labor, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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