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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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My ancestors had been for many years counsellors and syndics, and my father had filled several public situations with honour and reputation.
A political spy, a stock-jobber, a contractor, a man who confiscated in collusion with the syndic of a commune the property of emigres in order to sell them and buy them in, a minister, and a general were all equally engaged in public business.
Well, the man whom I offer you is a general syndic.
Among the admirers of these splendid toilettes, our friend Malicorne was conspicuous; he was the son of a syndic of the city, of whom M.
As to the good man, Malicorne -- we speak of the syndic of Orleans -- he did not see more clearly into the present than others did into the future; and had no suspicion as he walked, every day, between three and five o'clock, after his dinner, upon the Place Sainte-Catherine, in his gray coat, cut after the fashion of Louis XIII.
Swearing and grumbling, he had recourse to the syndic of his brotherhood at Antibes, who administer justice among themselves and protect each other; but the gentleman had exhibited a certain paper, at sight of which the syndic, bowing to the very ground, enjoined obedience from the fisherman, and abused him for having been refractory.
Le savoir-faire et la technicite devront faire le reste pour cette entreprise qui se dit disposer d'un [beaucoup moins que] bon deploiement sur toutes les regions avec des techniciens prets a repondre a toute demande y compris les syndics d'immeubles et a intervenir avec une piece detachee toujours disponible [beaucoup plus grand que].
Kota Kinabalu: Opus Publications; hbk, no price listed; ISBN 978-983-3987-23-8; xxviii + 579pp + 22pp of plates and an endpaper pullout map; first published in 1953 by The Syndics of The Cambridge University Press, London.
112) En vertu de l'article 121 du Code des professions, supra note 61, c'est le Conseil d'administration du Barreau qui nomme les syndics qui composent le bureau, et l'article 121.
Pis encore, on notera non sans indignation, que sur des facades de lotissements, les syndics ont le culot de transcrire [beaucoup moins que]reserve aux familles
Syndics of National Housing Development Company (NHDC) estates of La Caverne, Plaine Verte, Camp Le Vieux, La Tour Koenig and Residences aux Soleil, Poste de Flacq received, yesterday at Ebene Tower, cheques from the Ministry of Housing and Lands for the maintenance and management of these housing estates.
1965-66) first as a found-footage loop that the projectionist would interrupt after eleven minutes with an advertisement specifically, a shot of Rembrandt's Syndics as it appears inside Dutch Masters cigar boxes; later he would reconfigure the work as a two-screen piece with the image on the left flipped so that the half face at the frame edge became a third figure when the two projections overlapped.