American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An association of people or firms authorized to undertake a duty or transact specific business.
- n. An association of people or firms formed to engage in an enterprise or promote a common interest.
- n. A loose affiliation of gangsters in control of organized criminal activities.
- n. An agency that sells articles, features, or photographs for publication in a number of newspapers or periodicals simultaneously.
- n. A company consisting of a number of separate newspapers; a newspaper chain.
- n. The office, position, or jurisdiction of a syndic or body of syndics.
- v. To organize into or manage as a syndicate.
- v. To sell shares in.
- v. To sell (a comic strip or column, for example) through a syndicate for simultaneous publication in newspapers or periodicals.
- v. To sell (a television series, for example) directly to independent stations.
- v. To join together in a syndicate.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To judge; censure.
- n. A council or body of syndics; the office, state, or jurisdiction of a syndic.
- n. An association of persons or corporations formed with the view of promoting some particular enterprise, discharging some trust, or the like; a combination.
- To unite in a syndicate; associate: as, syndicated capitalists.
- To effect by means of a syndicate, as a sale of property.
- n. A group of individuals or companies formed to transact some specific business, or to promote a common interest; a self-coordinating group.
- n. A similar group of gangsters engaged in organized crime.
- n. A chain of newspapers, or an agency that distributes features to multiple newspapers.
- v. intransitive To become a syndicate.
- v. transitive To put under the control of a group acting as a unit.
- v. transitive To release media content through a syndicate to be published or broadcast through multiple outlets.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The office or jurisdiction of a syndic; a council, or body of syndics.
- n. An association of persons officially authorized to undertake some duty or to negotiate some business; also, an association of persons who combine to carry out, on their own account, a financial or industrial project.
- n. A more or less organized association of criminals controlling some aspects of criminal activity, in a specific area or country-wide; -- used loosely as a synonym for
organized crimeor the mafia.
- n. (Journalism) a commercial organization that purchases various journalistic items, such as articles, columns, or comic strips, from their individual creators, and resells them to newspapers or other periodicals for simultaneous publication over a wide area.
- v. obsolete To judge; to censure.
- v. To combine or form into, or manage as, a syndicate.
- v. To acquire or control for or by, or to subject to the management of, a syndicate.
- v. (Journalism) to purchase various journalistic items, such as articles, columns, or comic strips, from their individual creators, and resell them to numerous periodicals for simultaneous publication over a wide area.
- v. To unite to form a syndicate.
- v. organize into or form a syndicate
- n. a news agency that sells features or articles or photographs etc. to newspapers for simultaneous publication
- v. sell articles, television programs, or photos to several publications or independent broadcasting stations
- n. a loose affiliation of gangsters in charge of organized criminal activities
- v. join together into a syndicate
- n. an association of companies for some definite purpose
- From French syndicat ("office of syndic, board of syndics, trade union"), from French syndic ("administrator"), from Latin syndicus, from Ancient Greek σύνδικος (syndikos, "caretaker of issue"). (Wiktionary)
- French syndicat, from Old French, office of syndic, from Medieval Latin syndicātus, from Late Latin syndicus, syndic; see syndic. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Finally in late 1992 three members of Mkhize's hitsquad, which he called his syndicate, were arrested for the attack on ANC leader”
“Multenius and Levendale would make -- or were making -- what he called a syndicate to buy it from him.”
“He said al-Qaida and what he calls a syndicate of affiliated groups are less capable of large-scale, coordinated attacks than they once were and in many cases their leadership has been killed or captured.”
“He said al Qaeda and what he calls a syndicate of affiliated groups are less capable of large-scale, coordinated attacks than they once were and in many cases their leadership has been killed or captured.”
“From the rebels to the syndicate -- they're running the streets and the government -- so when the people have a problem they can't always call the police because the syndicate is running them.”
“The fascist Republican crime syndicate is paying its trolls a lot of money to deflect the fact that they are indeed, fascists.”
“Then she finally retired completely, so the syndicate is rerunning the whole strip from the beginning.”
“In 1903 a definite concession was granted to a Berlin syndicate to construct a railroad down through the southern part of Mesopotamia which would link up Berlin, Constantinople, Bagdad, and extend to the Persian Gulf at Boskara.”
“From cartoonland, this is the ultimate "syndicate" -- and "Family Circus" is one of the five families.”
“Gates said rebels in al-Qaeda's "syndicate" - which includes the Taleban in Pakistan and Afghanistan, as well as Pakistan-based Islamist group Lashkar-e-Taiba - posed a danger to the region as a whole.”
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