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1. One appointed to represent a corporation, university, or other organization in business transactions; a business agent.
2. A civil magistrate or similar government official in some European countries.

[French, from Old French sindiz, from Late Latin syndicus, from Greek sundikos, public advocate : sun-, syn- + dikē, justice; see deik- in Indo-European roots.]

syn′di·cal adj.


1. (Education) Brit a business agent of some universities or other bodies
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in several countries) a government administrator or magistrate with varying powers
[C17: via Old French from Late Latin syndicus, from Greek sundikos defendant's advocate, from syn- + dikē justice]
ˈsyndicˌship n
ˈsyndical adj


(ˈsɪn dɪk)

1. a person chosen to represent and transact business for a corporation, as a university.
2. a civil magistrate having different powers in different countries.
[1595–1605; < French < Late Latin syndicus city official < Greek sýndikos advocate, lawyer]
syn′dic•ship`, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.syndic - one appointed to represent a city or university or corporation in business transactions
broker, factor, agent - a businessman who buys or sells for another in exchange for a commission


[ˈsɪndɪk] Nsíndico m
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