syndic

noun
syn·dic | \ˈsin-dik \

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

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

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syndic

noun
syn·dic | \ˈsin-dik \

Legal Definition of syndic 

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

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