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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The government found it prudent, as indeed it has done with most DIBs, to find him a sinecure.
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He opined that lucrative and sinecure jobs of the teachers could lure them back to commitment and dedication.
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This is a marvelous collection of books, and taken together, they fill just about every conceivable niche and sinecure related to that Great War.
Years ago it was a side issue and an incidental part of some man's work, but in this day and age of competition, with wages at high water mark and profits low, it has ceased to be a sinecure and calls for ability of the highest order.
Rather than entering the Oval Office, Hart retreated in disgrace to the comfortable wilderness sinecure of many former officials--making good money, dabbling in politics, and writing books.
The White House meeting was canceled, and the writer made his way back to Philadelphia, his chance for a federal sinecure destined to return nevermore.
From nit-picker to ploughman, fishwife to chimney sweep, the catalog of these worst forms of employment should return a pleasant coloring of reality to your office-bound sinecure.