What does syndicate mean?

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ˈsɪn dɪ kɪt; -ˌkeɪtsyn·di·cate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. syndicate, crime syndicate, mob, family(noun)

    a loose affiliation of gangsters in charge of organized criminal activities

  2. consortium, pool, syndicate(noun)

    an association of companies for some definite purpose

  3. syndicate(verb)

    a news agency that sells features or articles or photographs etc. to newspapers for simultaneous publication

  4. syndicate(verb)

    join together into a syndicate

    "The banks syndicated"

  5. syndicate(verb)

    organize into or form a syndicate

  6. syndicate(verb)

    sell articles, television programs, or photos to several publications or independent broadcasting stations


  1. Syndicate(n.)

    A more or less organized association of criminals controlling some aspects of criminal activity, in a specific area or country-wide; -- used loosely as a synonym for organized crime or the mafia.

    Etymology: [Cf. F. syndicat, LL. syndicatus.]

  2. Syndicate(n.)

    (Journalism) a commercial organization that purchases various journalistic items, such as articles, columns, or comic strips, from their individual creators, and resells them to newspapers or other periodicals for simultaneous publication over a wide area.

    Etymology: [Cf. F. syndicat, LL. syndicatus.]

  3. Syndicate(v. t.)

    (Journalism) to purchase various journalistic items, such as articles, columns, or comic strips, from their individual creators, and resell them to numerous periodicals for simultaneous publication over a wide area; a syndicated columnist.


  1. syndicate(Noun)

    A group of individuals or companies formed to transact some specific business, or to promote a common interest; a self-coordinating group.

  2. syndicate(Noun)

    A similar group of gangsters engaged in organized crime.

  3. syndicate(Noun)

    A chain of newspapers, or an agency that distributes features to multiple newspapers.

  4. syndicate(Verb)

    To become a syndicate.

  5. syndicate(Verb)

    To put under the control of a group acting as a unit.

  6. syndicate(Verb)

    To release media content through a syndicate to be published or broadcast through multiple outlets.


  1. Syndicate

    A syndicate is a self-organizing group of individuals, companies, corporations or entities formed to transact some specific business, to pursue or promote a shared interest.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Syndicate(noun)

    the office or jurisdiction of a syndic; a council, or body of syndics

    Etymology: [LL. syndicatus, p. p. of syndicare to censure.]

  2. Syndicate(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [LL. syndicatus, p. p. of syndicare to censure.]

  3. Syndicate(verb)

    to judge; to censure

    Etymology: [LL. syndicatus, p. p. of syndicare to censure.]


  1. Syndicate

    A syndicate is a self-organizing group of individuals, companies, corporations or entities formed to transact some specific business, or to promote a common interest. In most cases formed groups aim to scale up their profits. Although there are many legal syndicates formed around the world, people tend to link the term syndicate to various criminal activities. In the case of criminal activity, the syndicate is there to promote, and engage in, organized crime. The term is also associated with anarchist theory, specifically anarcho-syndicalism, in which it forms an alternative to both the nation state and capitalist corporations. The word syndicate comes from the French word syndicat which means trade union, from the Latin word syndicus which in turn comes from the Greek word σύνδικος which means caretaker of an issue, compare to ombudsman or representative.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Syndicate

    in commercial parlance is a name given to a number of capitalists associated together for the purpose of carrying through some important business scheme, usually having in view the controlling and raising of prices by means of a monopoly or "corner."

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz


    A conspiracy to extend the modest business established by Captain Kidd. Fortune knocks only once at a man's door--And she's the worst Knocker in the world. T Brevity is the soul of wit--and the sole charm of of a bicycle skirt. TAILOR One who takes your measure on first sight, gives you a fit, sews you up and follows suit until paid.

Rap Dictionary

  1. syndicate

    Gregory Wooley: leader of the Syndicate gang and only black full-patch member of the Hell's Angels who was arrested by police in a sting dubbed "Operation Springtime" in 2001. He is currently surving a 4 1/2 year sentence. Police describe the Syndicate as an affiliate gang of the Hell's Angels' Montreal chapter founded by Gregory Wooley; a former member of The Rockers MC. Founded in 1998, the Syndicate is a street gang with significant control over cocaine trafficking in Montreal-North and is made up primarily of Haitian immigrants or African Canadians of Caribbean descent. The Syndicate are part of a larger group collectively known in Montreal as the Crips or "Blues". Because of their traditionally racist recruitment requirements, members of the Syndicate are not groomed to become future members of the Hells Angels and have no desire in doing so, unlike other puppet gangs associated with the Hells Angels. The Syndicate played a significant role in helping the Trois Rivieres chapter of the Hells Angels take over the void left by the Nomads in the late 1990's. Their allies include the Hells Angels, Crack Down Posse and the 67's. Their enemies include the Bo-Gars and the Rizzuto Crime Family. Dany Cadet-Sprinces and Emmanuel Zephir are also considered high-ranking members of this gang, and was pegged on the streets as the "untouchables".

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of syndicate in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of syndicate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of syndicate in a Sentence

  1. J.B.S. Haldane, "On Being the Right Size" in the (1928) book "Possible Worlds":

    To the biologist the problem of socialism appears largely as a problem of size. The extreme socialists desire to run every nation as a single business concern. I do not suppose that Henry Ford would find much difficulty in running Andorra or Luxembourg on a socialistic basis. He has already more men on his pay-roll than their population. It is conceivable that a syndicate of Fords, if we could find them, would make Belgium Ltd. or Denmark Inc. pay their way. But while nationalization of certain industries is an obvious possibility in the largest of states, I find it no easier to picture a completely socialized British Empire or United States than an elephant turning somersaults or a hippopotamus jumping a hedge.

  2. Jonny Fine:

    There have been times when the concessions that various credits in different sectors paid have been uniform, but this is not one of those environments, it's more critical than at any other time for syndicate managers to really understand the difference between individual credits and sectors and how they are likely to be accepted by the bond market versus others.

  3. Defense Ash Carter:

    There is now a criminal syndicate that is exploiting these poor people and this is an organized smuggling operation, targeting that is the way that the greatest effect can be had in the humanitarian dimension.

  4. Nathaniel Gleicher:

    These accounts and pages were actively working to conceal what they were doing and were linked to the Saracen Group, an online syndicate in Indonesia, they have using deceptive messaging and... networks of concealed pages and accounts to drive often divisive narratives over key issues of public debates in Indonesia.

  5. Economic Development Minister Twyford:

    The America's Cup would not be able to go ahead unless these international syndicate teams are allowed entry into New Zealand, approving these border exemptions allow the teams to start setting up their bases, and carry on key design and boat testing that can be progressed from our shores in New Zealand.

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    an unincorporated business owned by a single person who is responsible for its liabilities and entitled to its profits
    • A. eloquent
    • B. arbitrary
    • C. equivalent
    • D. proprietary

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