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1. A position or office that requires little or no work but provides a salary.
2. Archaic An ecclesiastical benefice not attached to the spiritual duties of a parish.
[From Medieval Latin (beneficium) sine cūrā, (benefice) without cure (of souls) : Latin sine, without + Latin cūrā, ablative of cūra, care; see cure.]
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1. a paid office or post involving minimal duties
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) 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]
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si•ne•cure(ˈsaɪ nɪˌkyʊər, ˈsɪn ɪ-)
1. an office or position requiring little or no work, esp. one yielding profitable returns.
2. Archaic. an ecclesiastical benefice without cure of souls.
[1655–65; < Medieval Latin (beneficium) sine cūrā (benefice) without care]
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noun cushy number (informal), honesty, gravy train (slang), soft option, soft job (informal), money for jam or old rope (informal) a lucrative sinecure with a big law firm
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