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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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Each year, the guild awards a scholarship to a local art student.
The narrative begins in 1675, the year exclusively female guilds of seamstresses were established by royal patent in both Paris and Rouen, and continues to the abolition of the guilds in France in 1791, with the final chapter going on to discuss nineteenth and twentieth-century developments.
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.
The plans of the Guild include publishing the first Russian professional PR magazine; designing a curriculum for PR schools of higher education and for those desiring to change career fields.
Nevertheless, the guild leadership recommended the membership vote the offer down.
Choosing the right peripherals partner for the Guild Wars 2 family of products was incredibly important.
CONTACT: Julie Kolka, Manager of Public Relations and Partnerships of The Guild, Inc.
But surely, given the seriousness of what we face, the guild can't be the only organizational model we'll want to consider.
Starting April 10, players who pre-purchase the Guild Wars 2 Collector's, Digital Deluxe, or Standard Editions will receive guaranteed entry into all beta weekend events and a three-day headstart prior to launch, giving them the opportunity to be among the first to secure their character and guild names.
The Guild, through its Guild Research business unit, regularly conducts focused surveys of its more than 20,800 members worldwide.
SEATTLE -- NCsoft[R], the world's premier publisher and developer of massively multiplayer online games (MMOs), and ArenaNet[R], a wholly owned subsidiary of NCsoft and the acclaimed developer of Guild Wars[R], today announced that on the cusp of its fourth anniversary, the Guild Wars franchise has exceeded six million units sold.