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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One appointed to represent a corporation, university, or other organization in business transactions; a business agent.
  • n. A civil magistrate or similar government official in some European countries.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a government official, a magistrate, especially one of the Chief Magistrates of Geneva
  • n. An agent of a corporation, or of any body of people engaged in a business enterprise; an advocate or patron; an assignee.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An officer of government, invested with different powers in different countries; a magistrate.
  • n. An agent of a corporation, or of any body of men engaged in a business enterprise; an advocate or patron; an assignee.
  • n. One appointed to manage an estate, essentially as a trustee, under English law.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An officer of government, invested with different powers in different countries; a kind of magistrate intrusted with the affairs of a city or community; also, one chosen to transact business for others.
  • n. In the French law of bankruptcy, an assignee in trust; a trustee.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. one appointed to represent a city or university or corporation in business transactions

Etymologies

French, from Old French sindiz, from Late Latin syndicus, from Greek sundikos, public advocate : sun-, syn- + dik─ô, justice.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
French syndic. (Wiktionary)

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