Syndicate Law and Legal Definition

The term syndicate is subject to different definitions. It may be used to refer to an agency that sells articles, features, or photographs for publication in a number of newspapers or periodicals simultaneously, such as a comic strip that is featured daily in multiple newspapers. It can also mean a company that comprises a newspaper or radio station chain.

Syndicate may refer to a group of persons or companies in a joint venture formed for a specific purpose. It is also sometimes used to refer to organized crime.