sinecure


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sinecure

noun easily managed job, easy chore, easy employment, easy job, easy labor, effortless assignment, effortless employment, effortless undertaking, effortless work, light labor, light work, simple job, soft job, undeeanding chore, undemanding job, undemanding task

SINECURE. In the ecclesiastical law, this term is used to signify that an ecclesiastical officer is without a charge or cure.
     2. In common parlance it means the receipt of a salary for an office when there are no duties to be performed.

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Nous souhaitons decrocher notre premiere victoire face au Qatar, meme si ce ne sera pas une sinecure [beaucoup plus grand que], conclut-il.
WHO could blame Frank Lampard or Steven Gerrard for exploiting the status conferred following years of outstanding Premier League performances and enjoying a Stateside sinecure for a year or two?
What I want to see is mature, intelligent debate, visionary leadership by elder statesmen who put the interests of the nation before themselves, who have a calling to serve the people of Scotland, not to regard them as a bottomless source of funds, who view parliament as a service not a sinecure.
He immediately started speaking out on administration policy, indicating his job is no sinecure.
When the OUS advertised the vice-chancellor's position that Rose filled last year, the job didn't sound like a tweedy sinecure.
Sur le papier, la resorption de cette problematique n'a rien d'une sinecure.
It's nothing more than a sinecure for a party political mediocrity to fill at PS100,000+ a year.
The news that an "interim director of community services" at Liverpool Council was paid almost a third of a million pounds for her request to take voluntary severance (ie resign) because she came second in a council sinecure, beggars belief.
It would be wrong if, as now happens, members were to use the new house as a sinecure to come and go at will without earning our respect but get paid for work not done.
Instead of extending the age of retirement, as indeed several countries such as the US have done, the government of India seems to have adopted an ad hoc policy of rehiring and almost anyone who is anyone, manages to find a sinecure, post- retirement.
Islamabad, July 27 (ANI): The Pakistan Government has relegated its Establishment Secretary, Sohail Ahmed, to a sinecure post of 'officer on special duty' (OSD), after he had submitted to the Supreme Court a notification transferring Hussain Asghar, the Inspector General of Police of Gilgit-Baltistan, back to the Federal Investigation Agency in the face of a stern contempt of court charge for not complying with its orders.
After all this time, with all the high salaries paid to professional senior local government officials, I believe what happens in Town Halls has not improved since the days when a job in local government was regarded as a sinecure.