functionary who does none of their duties

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Hello all,

I'm trying to find a word and it's driving me crazy. I know I heard it in Spanish and I can't remember the Spanish word for it either...I'm wondering what the English word is. Definition is: person who holds a public office requiring many responsibilities and fulfills none of them.


Thanks in advance for your help!
 
  • suzi br

    Senior Member
    English / England
    Dosser? Tory minister?
    Probably not them.

    A sinecure came to mind, but I have checked and that seems to be a job with pay but minimal duties, not quite what you were after
     

    suzi br

    Senior Member
    English / England
    Maybe you could give us the sentence you are trying to write together with the two either side of it and we can try to fill the gap that way? We are supposed to ask for context everytime, it helps!
     
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