Hanse

[ hans ]
/ hæns /

noun

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British Dictionary definitions for Hanse

Hanse

Hansa (ˈhænsə, -zə)

/ (hæns) /

noun

a medieval guild of merchants
a fee paid by the new members of a medieval trading guild
  1. another name for the Hanseatic League
  2. (as modifier)a Hanse town

Word Origin for Hanse

C12: of Germanic origin; compare Old High German hansa, Old English hōs troop
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