- 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.
Origin of syndicate
Related Words for syndicationunion, league, association, tribe, alliance, family, combination, pool, coalition, crowd, crew, gang, syndicate, entente, mob, ring, outfit, amalgamation, confederacy, bunch
Examples from the Web for syndication
Contemporary Examples of syndication
After September 11, the episode was taken out of syndication in most markets.‘Blame It on Lisa’? The Most Controversial ‘Simpsons’ Episodes (Video)
February 19, 2012
The syndication deal is killing them” because “it was done with no seasonal caps.
Also, “there is no end to the syndication deal until the show is axed on the network.”
She is now exploring daytime or syndication deals—including with CBS, whose chairman, Les Moonves, remains a strong supporter.Katie Couric Plots CBS Exit
March 25, 2011
They say he repeatedly turned down offers for syndication across multiple platforms.Has Perez Lost His Touch?
June 23, 2010
Historical Examples of syndication
I cannot but think that the principle of syndication is more suited to business than to generosity.Marge Askinforit
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.