Si`ne*cure (?), n. [L. sine without + cura care, LL., a cure. See Cure.]

1.

An ecclesiastical benefice without the care of souls.

Ayliffe.

2.

Any office or position which requires or involves little or no responsibility, labor, or active service.

A lucrative sinecure in the Excise. Macaulay.

 

© Webster 1913.


Si"ne*cure, v. t.

To put or place in a sinecure.

 

© Webster 1913.

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