What is syndicate?

  • (noun): An association of companies for some definite purpose.
    Synonyms: consortium, pool
    See also — Additional definitions below


A syndicate is a self-organizing group of individuals, companies, corporations or entities formed to transact some specific business, or to promote a common interest. In most cases formed groups aim to scale up their profits. Although there are many legal syndicates formed around the world, people tend to link the term syndicate to various criminal activities. In the case of criminal activity, the syndicate is there to promote, and engage in, organized crime. The term is also associated with anarchist theory, specifically anarcho-syndicalism, in which it forms an alternative to both the nation state and capitalist corporations.

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... Syndicate is an unincorporated town in Clinton Township, Vermillion County, Indiana, USA. ...
Syndicate Blackpool - History - The Syndicate
2001 for about £4million by local entrepreneurs Mike and Sandra Nordwind and converted into the Syndicate nightclub ... Music, Fashion Football 1975–1995" at the Syndicate, with guest speakers Andy Nicholls, Shane Meadows and former Inspiral Carpets musician Clint Boon ... On 14 September 2008 the Syndicate staged a boxing event with American former world heavyweight champion, Tim Witherspoon making a guest appearance ...
Syndicate Blackpool
... / 53.8182°N 3.0488°W / 53.8182 -3.0488 The Syndicate Night Club The Syndicate logo Address 130-140 Church Street City Blackpool, Lancashire Country England Architect C.J ... by Nexum Leisure Capacity (ABC) 1934 (The Syndicate) 4300 (est.) Type Music Opened 2002 Years active (As the ABC Theatre) 1963-1981 (As a cinema) 1981-199 ...
Syndicate Musicproduction
... Syndicate Musicproduction was founded in 1993 by the German producer and songwriter Achim Kleist (a.k.a ... Syndicate Musicproduction's biggest success was with the single "Mambo No.5" by Lou Bega and the follow-up album "A Little Bit Of Mambo" ...
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... She reappears as a contractor of the syndicate, protecting the Saturn anti-Gate particle accelerator, and burns Amagiri using her powers ... the incident and had lost both her power and memories, and was isolated from the Syndicate ... Pursued by the Syndicate for killing one of their operatives, her congregation is in danger of being brought down ...

More definitions of "syndicate":

  • (verb): Join together into a syndicate.
    Example: "The banks syndicated"
  • (verb): Sell articles, television programs, or photos to several publications or independent broadcasting stations.
  • (noun): A loose affiliation of gangsters in charge of organized criminal activities.
    Synonyms: crime syndicate, mob, family
  • (verb): Organize into or form a syndicate.
  • (noun): A news agency that sells features or articles or photographs etc. to newspapers for simultaneous publication.