Examples from the Web for hanseatic
Orders were speedily given for a levy of troops, both in infantry and cavalry, to be called Hanseatic volunteers.Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte, Complete|Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne
The town, which had received its first charter in 1237 and later joined the Hanseatic League, became the capital of the duchy.
Seventeen States were represented in the city, where the Hanseatic towns had their main warehouses.Belgium|Emile Cammaerts
Perhaps the most powerful commercial union of the middle ages was the Hanseatic League.The Railroad Question|William Larrabee
The once proud and mighty Hanseatic League is dead now, quite dead.The Hansa Towns|Helen Zimmern
British Dictionary definitions for hanseatic
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.).