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Word of the Day 11/26/14 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

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

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