- 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
Examples from the Web for syndic
Yet, despite his recognition by the Syndic de la Haute Couture, very few in the west have heard of Valentin Yudashkin.Valentin Yudashkin, Russia’s Couture King
March 17, 2014
The syndic did, indeed, stare, but he never ventured a word in reply.Maurice Tiernay Soldier of Fortune
Charles James Lever
In the evening I went to see the syndic and his young friends.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete
Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
His grandfather (I think) was a dignitary of a kind, the Syndic of the Pilots.Some Reminiscences
The syndic concluded, then, that the operation was physically impossible.The Red True Story Book
The Caliph approved the scheme, and the syndic was immediately sent for.
- British a business agent of some universities or other bodies
- (in several countries) a government administrator or magistrate with varying powers
Word Origin and History for syndic
c.1600, "civil magistrate, especially in Geneva," from French syndic "chief representative" (14c.), from Late Latin syndicus "representative of a group or town," from Greek syndikos "public advocate," from syn- "together" (see syn-) + dike "judgment, justice, usage, custom" (cognate with Latin dicere "to show, tell;" see diction). Meaning "representative of a university or other corporation" first found c.1600.