- an agency that buys articles, stories, columns, photographs, comic strips, or other features and distributes them for simultaneous publication in a number of newspapers or periodicals in different localities.Compare boilerplate(def 2a).
- a business organization owning and operating a number of newspapers; newspaper chain.
verb (used with object), syn·di·cat·ed, syn·di·cat·ing.
verb (used without object), syn·di·cat·ed, syn·di·cat·ing.
- syndrome x,
Origin of syndicate
Examples from the Web for syndicate
Seventeen months later, a recently awoken Kennex is obsessed with figuring out how The Syndicate planned the ambush.‘Almost Human’ Review: A Dystopian Future That We’ve Seen Before|Chancellor Agard|November 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Mahmoud Abbas and his Fatah syndicate still wielded the political power.
Newsmax pays to syndicate their columns, and their stature lends the site credibility.
It's all done on behalf of a syndicate, in which "everybody has a share."
Bradlee explained that, “We do not censor comics, and I have passed your letter on to Mr. Johnson in care of the syndicate.”Dear Asshole: The Letters of Ben Bradlee From New Biography|Matthew DeLuca|May 12, 2012|DAILY BEAST
It was cruel of the employees to stop his sale to the English syndicate.The Harris-Ingram Experiment|Charles E. Bolton
What you doing for a syndicate, and who furnishes you the money to spend?Peck's Uncle Ike and The Red Headed Boy|George W. Peck
Syndicate says if they have to pay so much for Coliseum, and return it, they must have remains of Forum thrown in.
This was not so much as the community had expected, but the syndicate was apparently satisfied, and the new machinery was put up.Stories in Light and Shadow|Bret Harte
The Syndicate learned to cherish this feud as a valuable possession.A Dozen Ways Of Love|Lily Dougall
Word Origin for syndicate
1620s, "council or body of representatives," from French syndicat, from syndic "representative of a corporation" (see syndic). Meaning "combination of persons or companies to carry out some commercial undertaking" first occurs 1865. Publishing sense of "association of publishers for purchasing articles, etc., for simultaneous publication in a number of newspapers" is from 1889. (Syndication "publication, broadcast, or ownership by a syndicate" is attested from 1925.) As a synonym for "organized crime, the Mob" it is recorded from 1929.