- of or relating to the Hanseatic League or to any of the towns belonging to it.
- any of the towns belonging to the Hanseatic League.
Origin of Hanseatic
Examples from the Web for hanseatic
This was the Hanseatic League (so called from the word Hansa, a convention).The History of London
In this friendly Hanseatic centre Gustavus expected armed support.Sweden
Here the meetings of Hanseatic League were held in the fourteenth century.Nasby in Exile
David R. Locke
But in this period of peace I hope that our Hanseatic cities will flourish.The German Emperor as Shown in his Public Utterances
The league of the Hanseatic cities was established and rose daily in importance.Venetian Life
William Dean Howells
- of or relating to the Hanseatic League
- a member of the Hanseatic League
Word Origin and History for hanseatic
1610s, from Hanseatic League, medieval confederation of North German towns, from Medieval Latin Hanseaticus, from Middle Low German hanse "fellowship, merchants' guild," from Old High German hansa "military troop, band, company." Related to Gothic hansa "troop, company, multitude," Old English hos "attendants, retinue." Middle English borrowed hanse from Old French hanse and Medieval Latin hansa (both from Old High German) in sense of "a company of merchants" (late 12c.). Cf. hanshus "guild hall" (12c.).