livery company
noun Date: 1766 any of various London craft or trade associations that are descended from medieval guilds

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • livery company — n. any of the London city companies that grew out of earlier trade guilds, characterized by distinctive ceremonial dress * * * n any of the ancient City of London guilds (= associations of business people or skilled workers), each with their own… …   Universalium

  • livery company — UK US noun [C] ► a trade association in the City of London, especially one with ancient origins ► (also livery service) a company that rents vehicles …   Financial and business terms

  • livery company — n. any of the London city companies that grew out of earlier trade guilds, characterized by distinctive ceremonial dress …   English World dictionary

  • Livery Company — The Livery Companies are 108 trade associations in the City of London,[1] almost all of which are known as the Worshipful Company of the relevant trade, craft or profession. The medieval Companies originally developed as guilds and were… …   Wikipedia

  • Livery Company — Bei den Livery Companies handelt es sich um 108 [1] englische Wirtschaftsverbände innerhalb der City of London. Nahezu alle tragen die Bezeichnung „Worshipful Company of“, gefolgt von dem Namen ihrer jeweiligen Wirtschaftsparte oder ihres… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • livery company — noun one of the chartered companies of London originating with the craft guilds • Hypernyms: ↑company * * * livery company [livery company] noun any of the ancient City of London ↑guilds (= asso …   Useful english dictionary

  • livery company — One of some eighty chartered companies in the City of London that are descended from medieval craft guilds. Now largely social and charitable institutions, livery companies owe their name to the elaborate ceremonial dress (livery) worn by their… …   Big dictionary of business and management

  • livery company — noun a guild of the City of London, some now incorporated and taking part in the local government of that place …   Wiktionary

  • livery company — noun (in the UK) any of a number of Companies of the City of London descended from the medieval trade guilds …   English new terms dictionary

  • livery company — noun (C) one of the guilds (=ancient trade associations) of London …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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