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.
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
noun RC Church
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.