syndicate

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Etymology[edit]

From French syndicat (office of syndic, board of syndics, trade union), from French syndic (administrator), from Latin syndicus, from Ancient Greek σύνδικος (súndikos, caretaker of issue).

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syndicate (plural syndicates)

  1. A group of individuals or companies formed to transact some specific business, or to promote a common interest; a self-coordinating group.
  2. A similar group of gangsters engaged in organized crime.
  3. A chain of newspapers, or an agency that distributes features to multiple newspapers.
  4. The office or jurisdiction of a syndic; a council or body of syndics.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Bishop Burnet to this entry?)

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  • (roughly) — business partners

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syndicate (third-person singular simple present syndicates, present participle syndicating, simple past and past participle syndicated)

  1. (intransitive) To become a syndicate.
  2. (transitive) To put under the control of a group acting as a unit.
  3. (transitive) To release media content through a syndicate to be published or broadcast through multiple outlets.

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