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sinecure

si·ne·cure

sinecure

pronunciation:
saI n kyuhr [or] sI n kyuhr
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a paid position or office that requires little or no work.
For some professors, tenure was a sinecure that allowed them to pursue their research without bothering with teaching.
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definition 2: a position for a church minister that includes a salary but does not require pastoral duties.
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The word sinecure contains the following part:
cur2 Latin root that means to care