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 syllabus
Yep, you read that right: The glamorous world of global influence peddling just got its own syllabus.
Here are ten books that belong on any syllabus of self-transformation.New Year’s Reading List: Books to Transform Your Sad Life|David Masciotra|January 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If there is a theme that runs through Hagel's syllabus choices, it's a pretty realpolitik one.
Whatever value the syllabus may have in other fields of study, its use in the philosophical branches ought to be discouraged.College Teaching|Paul Klapper
We are busy printing Dr. Youngs syllabus and beginning Mr. Davys.The Royal Institution|Bence Jones
What textbook writer would feel it safe to limit his regular propositions to those in any one syllabus?The Teaching of Geometry|David Eugene Smith
Besides, it was borrowed from the syllabus of a degraded superstition.
We accept the Syllabus without the slightest reserve, though probably not the Magazine's sense.
British Dictionary definitions for syllabus (1 of 2)
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
British Dictionary definitions for syllabus (2 of 2)
noun RC Church
Word Origin and History 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.