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(especially in India) a person who takes care of horses; a groom.
- ‘The Syce, or groom, attends but one horse.’
- ‘One of the first evidences that the authorities were hospitably inclined was the arrival of a smart Victoria with driver and syce in scarlet liveries, all to he kept at the Residency during the length of my stay.’
From Persian and Urdu sā'is, from Arabic.
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