- a plural of syllabus.
- an outline or other brief statement of the main points of a discourse, the subjects of a course of lectures, the contents of a curriculum, etc.
- a short summary of the legal basis of a court's decision appearing at the beginning of a reported case.
- a book containing summaries of the leading cases in a legal field, used especially by students.
- (often initial capital letter) Also called Syllabus of Errors. Roman Catholic Church. the list of 80 propositions condemned as erroneous by Pope Pius IX in 1864.
Origin of syllabus
Examples from the Web for syllabi
Besides the hack addiction, is there anything else to be gleaned from Hagel's syllabi?
[A] quick perusal of Hagel's syllabi reveals a far deeper concern: Hagel is addicted to... hackery.
The Friedmans make too many appearances in these syllabi, for example.
But this is not the real purpose of these syllabi, or at most it seems like a relatively unimportant one.
These two propositions are not given in Euclid, although generally required by American syllabi of the present time.
This proposition was not given in Euclid, but it is usually required in American syllabi.
What teacher or school would be content to follow any one of these syllabi exactly?
- a plural of syllabus
- Also called: Syllabus of Errors a list of 80 doctrinal theses condemned as erroneous by Pius IX in 1864
- a list of 65 Modernist propositions condemned as erroneous by Pius X in 1907
- an outline of a course of studies, text, etc
- the subjects studied for a particular course
- a document which lists these subjects and states how the course will be assessed
Word Origin and History for syllabi
1650s, "table of contents of a series of lectures, etc.," from Late Latin syllabus "list," a misreading of Greek sittybos (plural of sittyba "parchment label, table of contents," of unknown origin) in a 1470s edition of Cicero's "Ad Atticum" iv.5 and 8. The proper plural would be syllabi.