noun, plural syl·la·bus·es, syl·la·bi [sil-uh-bahy] /ˈsɪl əˌbaɪ/.
- 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.
Origin of syllabus
Examples from the Web for syllabi
The Friedmans make too many appearances in these syllabi, for example.
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.
This proposition was not given in Euclid, but it is usually required in American syllabi.
But this is not the real purpose of these syllabi, or at most it seems like a relatively unimportant one.
What teacher or school would be content to follow any one of these syllabi exactly?
These two propositions are not given in Euclid, although generally required by American syllabi of the present time.
noun RC Church
noun plural -buses or -bi (-ˌbaɪ)
- the subjects studied for a particular course
- a document which lists these subjects and states how the course will be assessed
Word Origin for syllabus
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.