a company or guild of the city of London composed of booksellers, printers, dealers in writing materials, etc., incorporated in 1557.
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British Dictionary definitions for stationers' company
a guild, established by Royal Charter from Queen Mary in 1557, composed of booksellers, printers, etc
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