Meaning of sinecure

si•ne•cure

Pronunciation: (sī'ni-kyoor", sin'i-), [key]
— n.
  1. an office or position requiring little or no work, esp. one yielding profitable returns.
  2. an ecclesiastical benefice without cure of souls.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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