syn·​dic | \ ˈsin-dik How to pronounce syndic (audio) \

Definition of syndic

1 : a municipal magistrate in some countries
2 : an agent of a university or corporation

First Known Use of syndic

1601, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for syndic

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

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“Syndic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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syn·​dic | \ ˈsin-dik How to pronounce syndic (audio) \

Legal Definition of syndic

in the civil law of Louisiana : a trustee of property owned by an insolvent or bankrupt debtor

History and Etymology for syndic

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

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