(n.) = guild [gild] ; fraternity ; gild [guild] ; livery company. Ex: Its gossamer parts, the precise location and alignment involved in its construction, would have occupied a master craftsman of the guild for months. Ex: The author criticizes the provincialism of much of the bookselling fraternity in the USA = El autor critica el provincialismo de gran parte de la fraternidad del comercio del libro de los Estados Unidos. Ex: The journeymen, having no say in the affairs of the gild, organized their own associations within individual shops, which were known as chapels. Ex: Trade and craft associations known as guilds or livery companies flourished all over Europe for centuries, but the City of London companies are unique in their survival.