- Brit. a business agent or manager, esp. of a university
- any of various government officials in some European countries; esp., a civil magistrate or the like
Origin of syndicFrench from Late Latin syndicus, representative of a corporation from Classical Greek syndikos, helping in a court of justice, hence, defendant's advocate, judge from syn-, together + dik?, justice from Indo-European base an unverified form deik-, to point out from source diction, token
- One appointed to represent a corporation, university, or other organization in business transactions; a business agent.
- A civil magistrate or similar government official in some European countries.
Origin of syndicFrench from Old French sindiz from Late Latin syndicus from Greek sundikos public advocate sun- syn- dikē justice ; see deik- in Indo-European roots.
- a government official, a magistrate, especially one of the Chief Magistrates of Geneva
- (law) An agent of a corporation, or of any body of people engaged in a business enterprise; an advocate or patron; an assignee.
- In France, syndics are appointed by the creditors of a bankrupt to manage the property.
- The University of Cambridge has its syndics, who are chosen from the senate to transact special business, such as the regulation of fees, the framing of laws, etc.