noun \ˈsī-ni-ˌkyr, ˈsi-\

: a job or position in which someone is paid to do little or no work

Full Definition of SINECURE

archaic :  an ecclesiastical benefice without cure of souls
:  an office or position that requires little or no work and that usually provides an income

Origin of SINECURE

Medieval Latin sine cura without cure (of souls)
First Known Use: 1662


Next Word in the Dictionary: sinecurism
Previous Word in the Dictionary: sine bar
All Words Near: sinecure

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up sinecure? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More