guild definition

  • noun:
    • a link of individuals of the same trade or activities, created to protect shared interests and continue maintaining standards.
    • the same association, since merchants or artisans, in medieval times.
    • Ecology several diverse species, especially animal species, that take a common niche in confirmed community, described as exploitation of environmental sources in the same way.
    • A group of tradespeople contains merchants, craftspeople, or artisans, especially in the Middle years
    • several diverse species that share common faculties or practices
    • a connection of men belonging to the exact same class, or engaged in kindred activities, created for shared aid and defense; a small business fraternity or business. They were originally licensed because of the government, and endowed with special benefits and authority.
    • A guildhall.
    • A religious organization or culture, organized for non-profit purposes or even for assistance in parish work.
    • a formal relationship of people with similar passions
  • others:
    • An obsolete spelling of gild.
    • etc. See gild, etc.

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