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1. An association of people or firms formed to promote a common interest or carry out a business enterprise.
2. A loose affiliation of gangsters in control of organized criminal activities.
3. An agency that sells articles, features, or photographs for publication in a number of newspapers or periodicals simultaneously.
4. A company consisting of a number of separate newspapers; a newspaper chain.
5. The office, position, or jurisdiction of a syndic or body of syndics.
v. (-kāt′) syn·di·cat·ed, syn·di·cat·ing, syn·di·cates
a. To organize into or manage as a syndicate.
b. To sell (a horse) to a syndicate.
2. To sell (a comic strip or column, for example) through a syndicate for simultaneous publication in newspapers or periodicals.
3. To sell (a television series, for example) directly to independent stations.
a. To create a feed for (a website), allowing users to include content from the website in other websites or to view the content.
b. To include (the contents of a website) on another website by using a feed.
To join together in a syndicate.

[French syndicat, from Old French, office of syndic, from Medieval Latin syndicātus, from Late Latin syndicus, syndic; see syndic.]

syn′di·ca′tion n.
syn′di·ca′tor n.


(Journalism & Publishing) journalism (of articles, photographs, etc) sold to several newspapers for simultaneous publication


[ˈsɪndɪkeɪtɪd] adj (PRESS) [articles] → d'agence
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Newspaper cost- cutting can hurt syndicates when papers cancel features, decline to buy new ones, or seek lower rates for syndicated content they do run.
Financed by actor/entrepreneur Wesley Snipes, Syndicated Media Group is publishing a new generation of writers of urban pulp fiction and some black folks aren't happy about it at all.
When it was first syndicated nationally by Universal Press Syndicate in April 1999, it appeared in approximately 175 newspapers--making it one of the largest new releases in syndicated comic strip history.
At the top of most cartoonists' list of priorities is seeing their work syndicated.
Supplemental news-service columns and local columns increasingly compete for space against syndicated offerings.
One reason for the growth in syndicated material is that a number of newspapers have cut staff to save money or reallocated resources to concentrate more on local coverage.

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