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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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The women and men of SOMC s guilds are truly extraordinary individuals and make such a difference for the patients, families and staff of Southern Ohio Medical Center, SOMC Guild Coordinator Jenny Lavender said.
If the guilds have a different point of view, they have the right to challenge the company's determination before a neutral arbitrator.
Brendell's torment following the perfidiousness of his Guild is predictable, comprehensible and quite plausible.
Retiring chairman Mrs Marjorie Neal presided at the event, attended by members from seven guilds in the Federation.
The latter group included the wives, widows, daughters, and other dependents of male members of tailors' guilds (which had been incorporated long before 1675), so the story is not always one of women against men.
Here is a small town, with a population in 1800 of approximately 9,000, catering to a little less than a hundred guilds.
Societies in which guilds have played a part - sometimes a very important role - found them largely beneficial, as well.
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2) Another nominee from both guilds is ``Good Night, and Good Luck,'' with David Strathairn.
The Championship Series is open to all Guild Wars players, and at the end of each season, the top 16 guilds on the Guild Wars Ladder will compete in post-season playoffs for Guild Wars Factions Championship Points.
The guilds are our business partners and we always welcome a dialogue with them on any business-related issue that affects their members,'' Brockman said.