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Guild

An association of persons with a particular skill or trade. For example, the electricians in an area may form a guild for mutual support, to route business to each other, or for other reasons. A guild contrasts with a union primarily because it includes both employers and employees; it is based on trade, rather than class. Guilds were most common in medieval Europe, but still exist and have a great deal of sway in some industries, notably filmmaking. Bar associations of lawyers and realtor groups may also be considered guilds.
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As chairman of The Bromsgrove Society's local history group, Watt decided to mastermind the creation of the book as no history of the remarkable guild had been written.
The aggregate number of identified members of the guild system of Jerusalem in any year of the period under review in this book is roughly 900.
During the last year, the Professional Communicators Guild of Russia conducted a number of conferences, seminars, a series of lectures, workshops and other programs.
In negotiating with the Writers Guild, for instance, the AMPTP's opening gambit was to say that, since the Directors Guild of America (DGA) accepted diminished residuals in 1987, the writers had to follow suit in 1988.
LOS ANGELES -- SteelSeries, the leading global manufacturer of gaming peripherals, in partnership with ArenaNet, the world's premier developer of massively multiplayer online games (MMOs), today announced a new line-up of gaming peripherals for Guild Wars 2.
Herskovitz spent the last four years as the guild's vice president of television, a medium in which he has won two Emmy Awards, two Directors Guild of America awards and a Writers Guild of America trophy for his work on ``thirtysomething'' with frequent collaborator Edward Zwick.
Artist-made jewelry and gift items have always been a large part of our business," Guild founder and CEO Toni Sikes said.
Kramer had partnered with the Hudson Guild for many years on community-friendly activities when he was vice-chairman of Community Board 4.
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SEATTLE -- NCsoft, the world's premier publisher and developer of massively multiplayer online games (MMOs), today revealed the Pre-Purchase program for Guild Wars 2, the most anticipated online role-playing game scheduled for release in 2012.
April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The eLearning Guild announced today the publication of a comprehensive Research Report on Future Directions in e-Learning.
The Writers Guild of America, Screen Actors Guild, and Directors Guild of America have all come out swinging this week in a battle brewing ever since the network announced its plans last October to make some of its shows available via Apple Inc.