[ sin-dik ]
/ ˈsɪn dɪk /


a person chosen to represent and transact business for a corporation, as a university.
a civil magistrate having different powers in different countries.

Origin of syndic

1595–1605; < French < Late Latin syndicus city official < Greek sýndikos counsel for defendant, equivalent to syn- syn- + dik- (stem of dikḗ) justice + -os noun suffix

Related forms

syn·dic·ship, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for syndic


/ (ˈsɪndɪk) /


British a business agent of some universities or other bodies
(in several countries) a government administrator or magistrate with varying powers

Derived Forms

syndicship, nounsyndical, adjective

Word Origin for syndic

C17: via Old French from Late Latin syndicus, from Greek sundikos defendant's advocate, from syn- + dikē justice
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