Meaning of craft guild in English:

craft guild


  • An association of workers of the same trade for mutual benefit.

    ‘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.’
    • ‘Products of the craft guilds, and expertise of same, are also valued in the markets of the world.’
    • ‘The urban craft guilds and lay confraternities were finally abolished.’