- an office or position requiring little or no work, especially one yielding profitable returns.
- an ecclesiastical benefice without cure of souls.
Origin of sinecure
Examples from the Web for sinecure
Contemporary Examples of sinecure
The job is often a sinecure offered to widely admired figures.Give Him His Well-Deserved Break
July 17, 2010
Historical Examples of sinecure
The life of a Med Ship man is not exactly a sinecure, at best.Pariah Planet
And for the next quarter of an hour the place of the poor repeater was no sinecure.Stories of Comedy
As to his sinecure, he said, 'Perhaps he might not keep it long.'The Valet's Tragedy and Other Stories
Sure I know what a sinecure is: it's a place where there's nothing to do, and they pay you by the piece.The Jest Book
He lived, however, at Leatherhead, Slinfold being a sinecure.Highways & Byways in Sussex
- a paid office or post involving minimal duties
- a Church benefice to which no spiritual or pastoral charge is attached