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syl·la·bus  audio  (sl-bs) KEY 

NOUN:
pl. syl·la·bus·es or syl·la·bi  (-b) KEY 
  1. An outline or a summary of the main points of a text, lecture, or course of study.
  2. Law A short statement preceding a report on an adjudged case and containing a summary of the court's rulings on each point involved.

ETYMOLOGY:
Medieval Latin, probably alteration (influenced by Greek sullambanein, to put together), of Latin sillybus, parchment label from Greek sillubos


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