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sinecure (noun) a job with a high salary but with no responsibilities.

A sinecure is a job or position, which carries a very high salary with little or no work or responsibility.

  • The position of a state governor in India is a sinecure. The state governors in India are paid very high salaries and have almost no responsibility.
  • The home secretary's job is no sinecure. They have a lot of responsibility and they are busy all the time with their work.
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