a plural of syllabus. Unabridged


noun, plural syllabuses, syllabi [sil-uh-bahy] .
an outline or other brief statement of the main points of a discourse, the subjects of a course of lectures, the contents of a curriculum, etc.
a short summary of the legal basis of a court's decision appearing at the beginning of a reported case.
a book containing summaries of the leading cases in a legal field, used especially by students.
(often initial capital letter) . Also called Syllabus of Errors. Roman Catholic Church. the list of 80 propositions condemned as erroneous by Pope Pius IX in 1864.

1650–60; < Neo-Latin syllabus, syllabos, probably a misreading (in manuscripts of Cicero) of Greek síttybās, accusative plural of síttyba label for a papyrus roll Unabridged
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syllabi (ˈsɪləˌbaɪ)
a plural of syllabus

syllabus (ˈsɪləbəs)
n , pl -buses, -bi
1.  an outline of a course of studies, text, etc
2.  (Brit)
 a.  the subjects studied for a particular course
 b.  a document which lists these subjects and states how the course will be assessed
[C17: from Late Latin, erroneously from Latin sittybus parchment strip giving title and author, from Greek sittuba]

Syllabus (ˈsɪləbəs)
1.  Also called: Syllabus of Errors a list of 80 doctrinal theses condemned as erroneous by Pius IX in 1864
2.  a list of 65 Modernist propositions condemned as erroneous by Pius X in 1907

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Word Origin & History

1656, "table of contents of a series of lectures, etc.," from L.L. syllabus "list," a misreading of Gk. sittybos (pl. of sittyba "parchment label, table of contents," of unknown origin) in a 1470s edition of Cicero's "Ad Atticum" iv.5 and 8. The proper plural would be syllabi,
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Example sentences
Throughout the seventies and eighties, he was a marquee name on college
  syllabi, the closest thing academia had to a rock star.
She formulated the syllabi and schedules for the college.
He first got into the idea of calendar reform while having to yet again update
  lecture dates and syllabi for his students.
But the finance major does not even buy all the books on his syllabi.
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