Organizations of artisans in the Middle Ages that sought to regulate the price and quality of products such as weaving and ironwork. Guilds survived into the eighteenth century.
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They operate in a realm largely untouched by legislation, unions, and guilds.Amazon’s Turkers Kick Off the First Crowdsourced Labor Guild|Kevin Zawacki|December 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But in 1429 banners had ceased to be used save in corporations, guilds, and parishes, borne only before the armies of peace.The Life of Joan of Arc, Vol. 1 and 2 (of 2)|Anatole France
Workmen ruined by the dissolution of the guilds were added to the ranks of the unhappy.The Beginners of a Nation|Edward Eggleston.
The period since the breakdown of the Guilds has been a period of national and international economy.Guilds in the Middle Ages|George Renard
The triumphs of the Dutch school are the portraits of the guilds.
Until the Mystery play fell into disuse, the trading companies and guilds seem principally to have maintained them.A History of Pantomime|R. J. Broadbent