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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.
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.
Well, the man whom I offer you is a general syndic.
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.
Les Ecoles de syndics 1814-1838 de Jean-Pierre Proulx Presses de l'Universite Laval, dans la collection << Cultures quebecoises >> dirigee par Yvan Lamonde et Michel Lacroix, en 2014, 503 pages.
Il s'agit du premier site web dedie aux syndics et aux residents de coproprietes en Tunisie", a indique mardi Senda Ghribi, responsable commercial de la stratup dans une declaration a l'agence TAP.
Cut down after its rejection from the town hall, the Civilis is a close match to The Syndics in size.
C'est le cas de l'assurance multirisque habitation qui [beaucoup moins que] ne couvre pas les degats sur les plafonds et toits ainsi que pour les derniers etages en l'absence de syndics [beaucoup plus grand que], a fait savoir Mecellem.
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.