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Syndicate definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SYN'DICATE, n. In some countries on the European continent, a council; a branch of government.
SYN'DICATE, v.t. To judge, or to censure.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a loose affiliation of gangsters in charge of organized criminal activities [syn: syndicate, crime syndicate, mob, family]
2: an association of companies for some definite purpose [syn: consortium, pool, syndicate]
3: a news agency that sells features or articles or photographs etc. to newspapers for simultaneous publication v
1: join together into a syndicate; "The banks syndicated"
2: organize into or form a syndicate
3: sell articles, television programs, or photos to several publications or independent broadcasting stations

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: French syndicat, from syndic Date: 1624 1. a. a council or body of syndics b. the office or jurisdiction of a syndic 2. an association of persons officially authorized to undertake a duty or negotiate business 3. a. a group of persons or concerns who combine to carry out a particular transaction or project b. cartel 2 c. a loose association of racketeers in control of organized crime 4. a business concern that sells materials for publication in a number of newspapers or periodicals simultaneously 5. a group of newspapers under one management II. verb (-cated; -cating) Date: 1882 transitive verb 1. to subject to or manage as a syndicate 2. a. to sell (as a cartoon) to a syndicate or for publication in many newspapers or periodicals at once; also to sell the work of (as a writer) in this way <a syndicated columnist> b. to sell (as a series of television programs) directly to local stations intransitive verb to unite to form a syndicate syndication noun syndicator noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & v. --n. 1 a combination of individuals or commercial firms to promote some common interest. 2 an association or agency supplying material simultaneously to a number of newspapers or periodicals. 3 a group of people who combine to buy or rent property, gamble, organize crime, etc. 4 a committee of syndics. --v.tr. 1 form into a syndicate. 2 publish (material) through a syndicate. Derivatives: syndication n. Etymology: F syndicat f. med.L syndicatus f. LL syndicus: see SYNDIC

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Syndicate Syn"di*cate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. -cated; p. pr. & vb. n. -cating.] 1. To combine or form into, or manage as, a syndicate. 2. To acquire or control for or by, or to subject to the management of, a syndicate; as, syndicated newspapers.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Syndicate Syn"di*cate, v. i. To unite to form a syndicate.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Syndicate Syn"di*cate, n. [Cf. F. syndicat, LL. syndicatus.] 1. The office or jurisdiction of a syndic; a council, or body of syndics. --Bp. Burnet. 2. An association of persons officially authorized to undertake some duty or to negotiate some business; also, an association of persons who combine to carry out, on their own account, a financial or industrial project; as, a syndicate of bankers formed to take up and dispose of an entire issue of government bonds.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Syndicate Syn"di*cate, v. t. [LL. syndicatus, p. p. of syndicare to censure.] To judge; to censure. [Obs.]

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(syndicated) 1. A syndicate is an association of people or organizations that is formed for business purposes or in order to carry out a project. ...a syndicate of 152 banks. ...a major crime syndicate. N-COUNT 2. When newspaper articles or television programmes are syndicated, they are sold to several different newspapers or television stations, who then publish the articles or broadcast the programmes. Today his programme is syndicated to 500 stations... VERB: usu passive, be V-ed prep/adv syndication The show was ready for syndication in early 1987... 3. A press syndicate is a group of newspapers or magazines that are all owned by the same person or company. N-COUNT

Foolish Dictionary

A conspiracy to extend the modest business established by Captain Kidd.

Moby Thesaurus

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