Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
Lizet Elaine
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Word of the Day 09/28/17 Sinecure

Sinecure (noun)
sinecure [sahy-ni-kyoo r, sin-i-]


noun
1. an office or position requiring little or no work, especially one yielding profitable returns.
2. an ecclesiastical benefice without cure of souls.

Can be confused
cynosure

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com

Origin: 1655-65; < Medieval Latin (beneficium) sine cūrā (benefice) without care; see cure

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