Syn"dic (?), n. [L. syndictus, Gr. &?; helping in a court of justice, advocate; sy`n with + &?; justice, akin to &?; to show: cf. F. syndic. See Teach.]


An officer of government, invested with different powers in different countries; a magistrate.

2. (Law)

An agent of a corporation, or of any body of men engaged in a business enterprise; an advocate or patron; an assignee.

⇒ In France, syndics are appointed by the creditors of a bankrupt to manage the property. Almost all the companies in Paris, the university, and the like, have their syndics. The university of Cambridge, Eng., has its syndics, who are chosen from the senate to transact special business, such as the regulation of fees, the framing of laws, etc.


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Syn"dic (?), n. (Civil Law)

One appointed to manage an estate, essentially as a trustee, under English law.


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