Legal Definition and Related Resources of Syndic

Meaning of Syndic

In French law. The assignee of a bankrupt. One who is chosen to conduct the affairs and attend to the concerns of a body corporate or community. In this sense, the word corresponds to director or manager. Rodman, Notes to Code de Com. p. 351; Civ. Code La. art. 429 ; Dalloz.


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This term is a noun.

Etimology of Syndic

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c. 1600, “a civil magistrate, especially in Geneva,” from French syndic “chief representative” (14c.), from Late Latin syndicus “representative of a group or town,” from Greek syndikos “public advocate,” as an adjective, “belonging jointly to,” from syn- “together” (see syn-) + dike “judgment, justice, usage, custom” (cognate (having the same ancestor) with Latin dicere “to show, tell;” see diction). Meaning “accredited representative of a university or other corporation” first found c. 1600. Related: Syndical.






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