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syndicate

[n. sin-di-kit; v. sin-di-keyt] /n. ˈsɪn dɪ kɪt; v. ˈsɪn dɪˌkeɪt/
noun
1.
a group of individuals or organizations combined or making a joint effort to undertake some specific duty or carry out specific transactions or negotiations:
The local furniture store is individually owned, but is part of a buying syndicate.
2.
a combination of bankers or capitalists formed for the purpose of carrying out some project requiring large resources of capital, as the underwriting of an issue of stock or bonds.
3.
Journalism.
  1. an agency that buys articles, stories, columns, photographs, comic strips, or other features and distributes them for simultaneous publication in a number of newspapers or periodicals in different localities.
    Compare boiler plate (def 2a).
  2. a business organization owning and operating a number of newspapers; newspaper chain.
4.
a group, combination, or association of gangsters controlling organized crime or one type of crime, especially in one region of the country.
5.
a council or body of syndics.
6.
a local organization of employers or employees in Italy during the Fascist regime.
verb (used with object), syndicated, syndicating.
7.
to combine into a syndicate.
8.
to publish simultaneously, or supply for simultaneous publication, in a number of newspapers or other periodicals in different places:
Her column is syndicated in 120 papers.
9.
Television. to sell (a program, series, etc.) directly to independent stations.
10.
to sell shares in or offer participation in the financial sharing of (a risk venture, loan, or the like):
to syndicate a racehorse among speculators; to syndicate a loan among several banks.
verb (used without object), syndicated, syndicating.
11.
to combine to form a syndicate.
Origin
1600-1610
1600-10; < Middle French syndicat office of syndic, board of syndics < Medieval Latin syndicātus. See syndic, -ate3
Related forms
syndicatable, adjective
syndication, noun
antisyndication, adjective
nonsyndicated, adjective
nonsyndication, noun
resyndicated, adjective
subsyndicate, noun
subsyndication, noun
supersyndicate, noun
unsyndicated, adjective
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  • He has taught on several campuses, writes a syndicated column, and produces a book almost every year.
  • Maybe you should get this article syndicated to the fox news website.
  • The show is syndicated, and quite a few of the stations that carry it stream the show live.
  • As the only syndicated political cartoonist who also writes a syndicated column, my living depends on freedom of the press.
  • It looks good and references one of the few syndicated cartoons that has ever been worth reading.
  • The volume of syndicated loans going to the region, for example, has fallen to roughly a sixth of the pre-crisis level.
  • syndicated lending remained weak, though lenders reported further signs of renewed activity from foreign lenders.
  • Big money flowed into horses and prices went up so the horses were syndicated by having their ownership divided into shares.
  • The following year he launched his nationally syndicated column.
  • Andy has written hundreds of thousands of words in his television essays and syndicated columns.
British Dictionary definitions for syndicated

syndicate

noun (ˈsɪndɪkɪt)
1.
an association of business enterprises or individuals organized to undertake a joint project requiring considerable capital
2.
a news agency that sells articles, photographs, etc, to a number of newspapers for simultaneous publication
3.
any association formed to carry out an enterprise or enterprises of common interest to its members
4.
a board of syndics or the office of syndic
5.
(in Italy under the Fascists) a local organization of employers or employees
verb (ˈsɪndɪˌkeɪt)
6.
(transitive) to sell (articles, photographs, etc) to several newspapers for simultaneous publication
7.
(transitive) (US) to sell (a programme or programmes) to several local commercial television or radio stations
8.
to form a syndicate of (people)
Derived Forms
syndication, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Old French syndicat office of a syndic
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Word Origin and History for syndicated

syndicate

n.

1620s, "council or body of representatives," from French syndicat, from syndic "representative of a corporation" (see syndic). Meaning "combination of persons or companies to carry out some commercial undertaking" first occurs 1865. Publishing sense of "association of publishers for purchasing articles, etc., for simultaneous publication in a number of newspapers" is from 1889. (Syndication "publication, broadcast, or ownership by a syndicate" is attested from 1925.) As a synonym for "organized crime, the Mob" it is recorded from 1929.

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