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guild

, 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

Guild

A group of species that utilize the same kinds of resources, such as food, nesting sites, or places to live, in a similar manner. Emphasis is on ecologically associated groups that are most likely to compete because of similarity in ecological niches, even though species can be taxonomically unrelated. The term was derived from the guild in human society composed of people engaged in an activity or trade held in common.

The guild concept focuses attention on the ways in which ecologically related species differ enough to permit coexistence, or avoid competitive displacement. For example, new places to live for some plants are provided by badger mounds in dense tall-grass prairie vegetation.

The guild is also commonly used as the smallest unit in an ecosystem in studies relating to environmental impact, wildlife management, and habitat classification. A representative species of a guild may be selected for study involving the uncertain assumption that environmental impact will influence this species in the same way as other guild members. See Ecosystem

guild

an association of craft workers, especially in preindustrial societies, formed to provide mutual aid and to control craft standards and entry into the trade (a form of SOCIAL CLOSURE). Compare PROFESSION, TRADE UNION.

guild

[gild]
(ecology)
A group of species that utilize the same kinds of resources, such as food, nesting sites, or places to live, in a similar manner.
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Our guilds support allowed SOMC to purchase items, such as a Breast Prone Board, EMT/Heart Care Equipment, IV Ultrasound Machines and Breast Pumps for Maternity and donations toward the SOMC Cancer Compassion Fund and Pediatric Nursery, Lavender said.
Each year, the guild awards a scholarship to a local art student.
13) However, they were excluded from the civic franchise and guild membership.
She eyes in particular the allegation that merchant guilds were key to European economic modernization, improving commercial security and contract enforcement, acting as clearing houses for information, and solving the problems of long-distance commerce in an era before modern communications.
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The reason that the Canyon Theatre Guild does not utilize Equity actors at this time has to do with the economics of the ticket prices,'' he said.
Retiring chairman Mrs Marjorie Neal presided at the event, attended by members from seven guilds in the Federation.
She sees her study as taking on the notion that women were largely excluded from the corporate system and that their work remained more informal than men's (which this reviewer and many others have argued), but her own data back up this older view; seamsrressing was one of only two female guilds in Paris, and "a major reason for the trade's success was the scarcity of alternatives given restrictions on female employment in many trades.
I am always hoping that when world leaders like George W Bush or Vladimir Putin come to Chequers, photographs of them will appear in the newspapers in the garden at Chequers with Tony Blair by the guild statue,' says 45-year-old Watts, who is head of the history faculty at South Bromsgrove School.
A long-time member of the National Guild of Piano Teachers, the National Federation of Music Clubs and the Nashville Music and Arts Teachers Guild, Green was recognized by the National Guild's Hall of Fame, the International Who's Who of Music, Who's Who of American Women and Who's Who in the South and Southwest.
Very little has been written on the subject of guilds and the guild system in the Ottoman Empire, and next to nothing about guilds in Ottoman Jerusalem.