syndic

noun

syn·​dic ˈsin-dik How to pronounce syndic (audio)
1
: a municipal magistrate in some countries
2
: an agent of a university or corporation

Word History

Etymology

French, from Late Latin syndicus representative of a corporation, from Greek syndikos assistant at law, advocate, representative of a state, from syn- + dikē judgment, case at law — more at diction

First Known Use

1601, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of syndic was in 1601

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Cite this Entry

“Syndic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/syndic. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

Legal Definition

syndic

noun
syn·​dic ˈsin-dik How to pronounce syndic (audio)
in the civil law of Louisiana : a trustee of property owned by an insolvent or bankrupt debtor
Etymology

French, government officer, from Late Latin syndicus, from Greek syndikos court assistant, advocate, from syn- together with + dikē right, judgment

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