Definitions for: Syndicate


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



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.


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


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

Synonyms: consortium, mob, pool

See Also: association, cartel, combine, connect, corporate trust, Cosa Nostra, form, gangdom, gangland, join, link, link up, Maffia, Mafia, news agency, news organisation, news organization, organise, organize, organized crime, press agency, press association, sell, trust, unite, wire service

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