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.
Origin of syndic
- French from Old French sindiz from Late Latin syndicus from Greek sundikos public advocate sun- syn- dikē justice deik- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- French syndic.