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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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the policy or practice of maintaining an office or position that provides income without demanding any or much work or attendance. Also sinecureship. — sinecure, n.See also: Work
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