syndicate
organized crime organized crime n. Groups of persons organized for illegal purposes, such as bootlegging, conducting illegal gambling, loansharking, extortion, etc.; -- a general term encompassing most forms of criminal groups, but especially those that are consolidated into ``families'' more or less recognizing each other's different regions of operation; sometimes considered synonymous with the {mafia} or the {syndicate}. [PJC]

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  • syndicate — syn·di·cate 1 / sin di kət/ n [French syndicat the office or jurisdiction of a syndic] 1: a group organized to carry out a particular transaction or enterprise 2: an association of organized criminals syn·di·cate 2 / sin di ˌkāt/ vb cat·ed,… …   Law dictionary

  • Syndicate — Éditeur Electronic Arts Développeur Bullfrog Concepteur Peter Molyneux (producteur)[1] Date de sortie 1 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Syndicate — Desarrolladora(s) Bullfrog Productions Distribuidora(s) Electronic Arts Diseñador(es) Sean Cooper Peter Molyneux …   Wikipedia Español

  • Syndicate — Syndicate  серия игр в стиле киберпанк. Syndicate  игра студии Bullfrog Productions 1993 года. Syndicate: American Revolt  дополнение к игре, выпущенное 1994 году. Syndicate Wars  продолжение, выпущенное в 1996 году.… …   Википедия

  • syndicate — [sin′də kit; ] for v. [, sin′dəkāt΄] n. [Fr syndicat < syndic,SYNDIC] 1. a group or council of syndics 2. a) an association of individuals or corporations formed to carry out some financial project requiring much capital b) any group organized …   English World dictionary

  • Syndicate — Syn di*cate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {syndicated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {syndicating}.] 1. To combine or form into, or manage as, a syndicate. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. To acquire or control for or by, or to subject to the management of, a syndicate; as,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Syndicate — Syn di*cate, n. [Cf. F. syndicat, LL. syndicatus.] 1. The office or jurisdiction of a syndic; a council, or body of syndics. Bp. Burnet. [1913 Webster] 2. An association of persons officially authorized to undertake some duty or to negotiate some …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Syndicate — Syn di*cate, v. i. To unite to form a syndicate. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • syndicate — ● syndicate nom masculin (américain syndicate) Agence spécialisée dans la vente de séries de bandes dessinées aux journaux du monde entier …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • syndicate — 1620s, council or body of representatives, from Fr. syndicat, from syndic representative of a corporation (see SYNDIC (Cf. syndic)). Meaning combination of persons or companies to carry out some commercial undertaking first occurs 1865.… …   Etymology dictionary

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