comes from French syndicat
which means trade union
), from the Latin
which in turn comes from the Greek
word σύνδικος (syndikos
) which means caretaker of an issue
, compare to ombudsman
Crime syndicates are criminal organizations
'running common businesses'.
In the mass media
, a syndicate will offer work for syndication
In finance, a group of banks lending, for a specific purpose and to one single borrower
, a - mostly large - amount of money is referred to as a bank syndicate
or often only as a syndicate
In investment banking, refers to a group of investment banks that share underwriting risk in respect to an issuer's securities. Referred to as the underwriting syndicate.
Worker Managed Enterprise
Anarchists, syndicalists and other libertarian socialists
use the word "syndicate" to refer to an enterprise democratically managed by its workers. Such an enterprises is governed by a face-to-face meeting of everyone who works there, in which each worker has one vote. Either there are no managers, or the managers are democratically elected and recallable. In either case, the most important decisions are made collectively by the whole workforce. This is known as workers' self-management
People who engage in BDSM
often refer to a group of dominant females and their partners as a "femdom syndicate." Often these syndicates have their own offices, tattoos and identity cards.