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SINECURE Definition & Legal Meaning

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In ecclesiastical law. When a rector of a parish neither resides nor perforins duty at his benefice, but has a vicar under him endowed and charged with the cure thereof, this is termed a “sinecure.” Brown. An ecclesiastical benefice without cure of souls. In popular usage, the term denotes an office which yields a revenue to the incumbent, but makes little or no demand upon his time or attention.


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