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GUILD. A fraternity or company. Guild hall, the place of meeting of guilds. Beame's, Glanville, 108 (n).

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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.
Dublin's key economic privilege was its right to form guilds, whose members had the exclusive right to work at certain occupations and trade certain goods.
She eyes in particular the allegation that merchant guilds were key to European economic modernization, improving commercial security and contract enforcement, acting as clearing houses for information, and solving the problems of long-distance commerce in an era before modern communications.
This transition did not go smoothly and Fitzsimmons homes in on the series of debates--encompassing state ministers, intellectuals, and workers themselves--which took place concerning the re-establishment of the guilds during the French Revolution and Napoleonic period.
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.
A non-specialist reader's first reaction on perusing The Guilds of Ottoman Jerusalem would most probably be, guilds?
Knowledge workers in other eras have formed guilds for very much these same purposes.
In the game that has captivated millions of players, more than 7000 guilds worldwide are currently competing in the Guild Wars Factions tournament season, the finalists of which will be flown to Leipzig, Germany in August to compete for more than $100,000 in cash and prizes.
2) Another nominee from both guilds is ``Good Night, and Good Luck,'' with David Strathairn.