syndicate

n.

  1. The office or jurisdiction of a syndic; a council, or body of syndics.
  2. An association of persons officially authorized to undertake some duty or to negotiate some business; also, an association of persons who combine to carry out, on their own account, a financial or industrial project; as, a syndicate of bankers formed to take up and dispose of an entire issue of government bonds.

v. t.

  1. To judge; to censure.