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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.


(Commerce) US a person who establishes a syndicate
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.syndicator - a businessman who forms a syndicate
businessman, man of affairs - a person engaged in commercial or industrial business (especially an owner or executive)
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But what's good for the stations in tough economic times works in reverse for the syndicators because, said Mandel, "the syndicator has to take that time and resell it to people like me.
That was one of the findings in a survey on online syndication conducted by ContentBiz, which separately polled publishers (receiving 154 responses) and syndicators (37 responses).
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66 applies to the recognition of profit from real estate sales by syndicators to partnerships, although it does not apply to the recognition of fees excluded from sales value.
Syndicators and stations are starting to sound optimistic about the coming economic recovery, but that won't be much help for fall.
But tight returns present a particular problem for TVM, which predominantly invests for German funds and syndicators, groups long known for their sensitivity to low cap rates.
First, syndicators are having a tough time as a handful of companies have monopolized most of the stations' time slots and as a consequence, their energy is focused on their market.