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Hanseatic

[han-see-at-ik] /ˌhæn siˈæt ɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the Hanseatic League or to any of the towns belonging to it.
noun
2.
any of the towns belonging to the Hanseatic League.
Origin of Hanseatic
1605-1615
1605-15; < Medieval Latin Hanseāticus, equivalent to hanse (< Middle Low German; see Hansa) + -āt- -ate1 + -icus -ic
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  • This was the Hanseatic League (so called from the word Hansa, a convention).

    The History of London Walter Besant
  • In this friendly Hanseatic centre Gustavus expected armed support.

    Sweden Victor Nilsson
  • 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 league of the Hanseatic cities was established and rose daily in importance.

    Venetian Life William Dean Howells
  • Hanover and the Hanseatic towns were occupied by the French.

  • So perished the last great Hanseatic hero and with him the Hansa's power.

    The Hansa Towns

    Helen Zimmern
  • Sweden was no less happy in its efforts after emancipation from Hanseatic tutelage.

    The Hansa Towns

    Helen Zimmern
  • Of course the Hanseatic League did not at once give up all for lost.

    The Hansa Towns

    Helen Zimmern
  • This Diet revealed the confusion into which the Hanseatic accounts had fallen.

    The Hansa Towns

    Helen Zimmern
British Dictionary definitions for Hanseatic

Hanseatic

/ˌhænsɪˈætɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the Hanseatic League
noun
2.
a member of the Hanseatic League
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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.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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