[ noun sin-di-kit; verb sin-di-keyt ]
/ noun ˈsɪn dɪ kɪt; verb ˈsɪn dɪˌkeɪt /


verb (used with object), syn·di·cat·ed, syn·di·cat·ing.

verb (used without object), syn·di·cat·ed, syn·di·cat·ing.

to combine to form a syndicate.

Nearby words

  1. syndetic,
  2. syndeton,
  3. syndic,
  4. syndical,
  5. syndicalism,
  6. syndiotactic,
  7. syndrome,
  8. syndrome x,
  9. syndromic,
  10. syne

Origin of syndicate

1600–10; < Middle French syndicat office of syndic, board of syndics < Medieval Latin syndicātus. See syndic, -ate3

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British Dictionary definitions for syndication


noun (ˈsɪndɪkɪt)

verb (ˈsɪndɪˌkeɪt)

Derived Formssyndication, noun

Word Origin for syndicate

C17: from Old French syndicat office of a syndic

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Word Origin and History for syndication



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.

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