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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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Whatever their craft, skill or profession, members of The Guild of Master Craftsmen are thoroughly assessed to earn the right to be called master craftsmen.
The Guild is committed to working on a sustained and continuing basis to make industry workplaces safe spaces for everyone who works here," the statement added.
'The Guild is piqued that the Senate could bring such a bill to the fore in spite of a subsisting court case on the same subject without minding that it is subjudice.
This unprecedented step is a reflection of the seriousness with which the Guild regards the numerous reports of Mr.
The Guild of Professional Estate Agents also ensures that all members are either members of The Property Ombudsman or The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
The first two chapters cover the founding of the Guild of the Holy Order through the aftermath of its dissolution in the Reformation fervor of the 1520s.
Owner Patrick McCrory received a demand for PS3,800 after failing to cancel his membership of the Guild when a free trial period ended.
The Guild asked student groups to no longer work with Gatecrasher in Broad Street.
Lansing, the guild's prime marksman, is charged with tracking and putting down a herd of infected beasts on his homeworld - only to discover that a new guild (which holds no honor or scruples) and a lone-wolf marksman are complicating the hunt.
Les Yates was honoured with a special lunch hosted by the Coventry Freeman's Guild to celebrate his 92nd birthday and 67 years of involvement with the Guild.
The guild was launched in March 1963 with a handful of members, but through participation and word of mouth the group has grown to more than 60.