Sinecurism Si"ne*cu*rism, n. The state of having a sinecure. [1913 Webster]

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  • sinecurism — sinecurísm s. n. Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic …   Dicționar Român

  • sinecurism — See sinecure. * * * …   Universalium

  • sinecurism — sine·cur·ism …   English syllables

  • sinecurism — ˌrizəm noun ( s) : the practice of granting sinecures …   Useful english dictionary

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  • sinecure — sinecureship, n. sinecurism, n. sinecurist, n. /suy ni kyoor , sin i /, n. 1. an office or position requiring little or no work, esp. one yielding profitable returns. 2. an ecclesiastical benefice without cure of souls. [1655 65; < ML… …   Universalium

  • sinecure — noun /ˈsaɪ.nɪ.kjʊə,ˈsɪn.ɪ.kjʊə,ˈsaɪ.nə.kjʊɹ,ˈsɪn.ə.kjʊɹ/ A position that requires no work but still gives an ample payment; a cushy job. In the ADF, while the numbers vary between the individual services and the reserves, employment is no… …   Wiktionary

  • sinécurisme — (si né ku ri sm ) s. m. Abus de ceux qui veulent maintenir ou multiplier les sinécures ; qui prennent les sinécuristes pour appuis de l administration. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Angl. sinecurism …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • sinecure — [ sʌɪnɪkjʊə, sɪn ] noun a position requiring little or no work but giving the holder status or financial benefit. Derivatives sinecurism noun sinecurist noun Origin C17: from L. sine cura without care …   English new terms dictionary

  • sinecure — n. a position that requires little or no work but usu. yields profit or honour. Derivatives: sinecurism n. sinecurist n. Etymology: L sine cura without care …   Useful english dictionary

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