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Definition of craft guild in English:

noun

historical
An association of workers of the same trade for mutual benefit.
Example sentences
  • Unlike the American Academy, the National Academy was organized as a craft guild run by and for its members.
  • You manage your infrastructure like a modern factory, in other words, rather than an ancient craft guild.
  • The skilled trades were dominated by craft guilds which imposed strict limitations on entry in order to guarantee their market.

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