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, gild
1. (esp in medieval Europe) an association of men sharing the same interests, such as merchants or artisans: formed for mutual aid and protection and to maintain craft standards or pursue some other purpose such as communal worship
2. Ecology a group of plants, such as a group of epiphytes, that share certain habits or characteristics


A place of assembly for a society of craftsmen or merchants for their mutual assistance; an outgrowth of similar medieval organizations or guilds.
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Furthermore a Thomas Groves was keeper of the Gild House, or Town Hall as it was called, and its gardens - for which service he lived rent free in two of the Guild's cottages.
To develop this month's list of leading institutions, GILD examined certification results from the past 3 months.
Bangalore is home to the largest number of GILD certified professionals.
Among the annual appointments made by The Gild of S S Peter and Paul at nearby Bardwell were two paid minstrels.
The roll gives information about dues collected from members, rents paid and received for properties and amounts paid for food and drink for the annual gild f east.
GILD also proves to be a boon to companies globally by providing access to the world's best talent and helping companies save time and money by ranking job applicants based on the skills required for the job.
John Colleshull, John Goldsmyth, and William atte Slowe were allowed to assign to the proposed Gild eighteen messuages, three tofts (houses), six acres of land and 40 shillings of rents, in Birmingham and Edgbaston.