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Hanseatic League

noun
1.
a medieval league of towns of northern Germany and adjacent countries for the promotion and protection of commerce.
Also called Hansa.
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Examples from the Web for Hanseatic League
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  • This was the Hanseatic League (so called from the word Hansa, a convention).

    The History of London Walter Besant
  • Here the meetings of Hanseatic League were held in the fourteenth century.

    Nasby in Exile David R. Locke
  • Of course the Hanseatic League did not at once give up all for lost.

    The Hansa Towns

    Helen Zimmern
  • The once proud and mighty Hanseatic League is dead now, quite dead.

    The Hansa Towns

    Helen Zimmern
  • About the middle of the 13th century it joined the Hanseatic League.

  • After all the Hanseatic League was only one manifestation of these guilds.

    The Thirteenth James J. Walsh
  • Our old artists revelled in the varied costumes and manifold types that thronged the cities of the Hanseatic League.

    The Harris-Ingram Experiment Charles E. Bolton
  • Another reason for the decline was the growing influence and power of the Hanseatic League over trade and navigation in Norway.

  • At the same time there were difficulties with the Hanseatic League, which tried to seize upon all trade.

  • Farther than this the Italian ships did not sail; beyond this boundary began the commercial domain of the Hanseatic League.

British Dictionary definitions for Hanseatic League

Hanseatic League

noun
1.
a commercial association of towns in N Germany formed in the mid-14th century to protect and control trade. It was at its most powerful in the 15th century Also called Hansa, Hanse
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