Origin and Etymology of syllabus
Late Latin, alteration of Latin sillybus label for a book, from Greek sillybos
First Known Use: circa 1656
SYLLABUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of syllabus for English Language Learners
: a list of the topics or books that will be studied in a course
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