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The Worshipful Company of Chartered Surveyors
is one of the Livery Companies
The Livery Companies are 108 trade associations in the City of London, 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 responsible for the regulation of their trades, controlling,...
of the City of London
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. The organisation was granted Letters Patent
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in May 1977. The Company promotes surveying by awarding scholarships.
The Company ranks eighty-fifth in the order of precedence
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for Livery Companies. Its motto is Modus ab initio
, which is Latin for "Method from the very beginning". http://www.heraldicmedia.com/site/info/livery/livcomps/ch_surveyors.html
The Company does not have its own livery hall and meets and dines in a selection of the 35 different livery halls in London
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