1. an office that involves minimal duties
  2. a benefice to which no spiritual or pastoral duties are attached
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How To Use sinecure In A Sentence

  • Unlike his brothers, he was a freelance artist with no churchly sinecure to guarantee him income.
  • Another Dutchman asked him not to ruin his friend and his family for what he was well aware could never be called a sinecure place, and was so precarious in its tenure. Complete Project Gutenberg Collection of Memoirs of Napoleon
  • It was Parliament that was the heart of the system of 'Old Corruption ', whereby the government doled out wellpaid sinecures and handouts to' placemen 'who could be relied on to vote the right way as and when required. Home | Mail Online
  • Near the bazaar is the post-office, a complete sinecure, as, except on the two days a week when the post comes and goes for Massowah, Jedda, or Three Months in the Soudan
  • And what do you call your nominal curateship," said his father, "is not that a sinecure too? Phoebe, Junior
  • The only new hires that diversity initiatives generate are in college administrations, already overloaded with sinecures.
  • Examples abound of cosy sinecures being parcelled out to those who have served in constitutional posts.
  • We don't really need them - their ‘jobs’ are little more than sinecures.
  • But transforming teacher jobs from moderately paid union sinecures to highly paid professional positions sounds like a good first step.
  • The government of San Marino should be advised the Flea stands ready for any offers of citizenship or professorial sinecures.
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