professional association

noun

a body of persons engaged in the same profession, formed usually to control entry into the profession, maintain standards, and represent the profession in discussions with other bodies

Nearby words

  1. profess,
  2. professed,
  3. professedly,
  4. profession,
  5. professional,
  6. professional corporation,
  7. professional foul,
  8. professional standards review organization,
  9. professionalism,
  10. professionalize

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