Origin of sinecure
Examples from the Web for sinecure
The job is often a sinecure offered to widely admired figures.
Sinecure it was, though ennui ruled; but he had his memories, and Rome was not far away.Egoists|James Huneker
Farmer Cole had agreed to lend Joe for the important day, and it looked as if the hired man would not find his post a sinecure.Peggy Raymond's Vacation|Harriet L. (Harriet Lummis) Smith
A sinecure as 'clerk of the Foreign Estreats,' gave him 329l.Advice to Young Men|William Cobbett
British Dictionary definitions for sinecure
Word Origin for sinecure
Word Origin and History for sinecure
1660s, "church benefice with an emolument but without parish duties," from Medieval Latin beneficium sine cura "benefice without care" (of souls), from Latin sine "without" (see sans) + cura, ablative singular of cura "care" (see cure (n.1)).