British one of the chartered companies of the City of London originating from the craft guilds
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How to use livery company in a sentence
Winged bulls are the supporters of the Butchers' livery company.A Complete Guide to Heraldry | Arthur Charles Fox-Davies
It is a livery company, and very rich, governed by a prime and five other wardens, and a court of assistants.
The word is now rarely used except as the name of one of the London livery companies (see livery company).
The freedom and rights of citizenship of the city could only be obtained through membership in a livery company.Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed. | S. A. Reilly
Ambitious merchants joined a livery company to become freemen of the city and for the status and social benefits of membership.Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed. | S. A. Reilly