a medieval guild composed of merchants.
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How to use merchant guild in a sentence
Henry I. granted the city certain customs, laws and liberties, and the right to have a merchant guild.Life in a Medival City | Edwin Benson
The town guild has become a merchant guild, although composed of the same constituency.
This ruling class comprised only a part of the inhabitants, only the members of the merchant guild.
In practice the chief members of the merchant guild would usually be also the chief members of the Court-leet.Oxford and its Story | Cecil Headlam
Many market places were dominated by a merchant guild, which had a monopoly of the local trade.Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed. | S. A. Reilly